Do you know what is the top enemy that holds your success? Why you are not so successful? Why you are where you are? Let me start this with a story.
Recently one of my fish passed away and died. So I had the fish tank expert who visited my house and I ask him, “Well what happened, how come my fish died?”
And he said, “Well, one of the fish is sick and chances are, there might be a few other fish that might be sick as well.”
And I was freaking out, I’m like, so what should I do? How do I fix this?
How do I treat the fish? Do I give them some medicine, do I take them out and inject some needle? I have no idea how this works, right?
He said, “Shitanshu, you don’t, if a fish is sick you don’t treat the fish, you treat the water.
See today I want to share a very profound message with you. The number one enemy that is holding you back from success that is you don’t treat the fish, you treat the water.
If you want to change, you want to improve your life, and the first this you have to be aware of is your surroundings.
Who do you surround yourself with? That’s your water; you are the fish.
You see, most people, when they attempt to improve want to change their lives, they want to increase income, they want to make more money, they want to be happier, but they want to change all of that without changing their environment. It’s virtually impossible.
You’re setting yourself up for failure because if you want to change but the environment is toxic, the people you hang around are negative; the people around you, don’t believe in you.
Or the workplace you are working at that’s not suitable for your long-term goals it’s not where you want to be, well, how are you going to get out of that?
So the first thing you have to consider is your environment, your surrounding.
Not just physically but also mentally, meaning the place you work, your home office, the friends around you, and who you spend time with.
You need to get out of the environment. If you want to be successful, you first need to put yourself in a position to do so.
You want to win, if you want to win a game first you need to at least enter the game.
So you need to find a way, whatever it takes to get out of the environment first.
The second thing you need to consider is the people around you, your friends. Maybe it’s the buddies you grew up with, but are they where you want to be?
One thing that I love is what my father used to say, he said, “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.”
It’s very, very true. You can’t help but be influenced by your friends.
You can’t help. If they are spending time with you, they are bitching, moaning, and complaining about whatever is going on, guess what, that’s who you are going to become.
If you want a change, treat the water, and your environment. Your willpower could only have so much power, but your environment would pull you toward the future that you want.
If you want to go in this direction, your environment is pulling you in this direction.
Now, in some cases, I am also talking about loved ones, your spouse, your boyfriend, and your girlfriend.
Are they supportive of your goals? Are they supportive of what you want to do?
I see this a lot as a couple; the husband wants to do this, the wife wants to do this, and the spouse wants to do this, because a lot of, it could be negative programming from the past.
Different direction. You are going to have a challenge.
The books that you read, the videos that you watch, that also make a difference, the events that you go to.
Leave negativity and success will surely come to you.
You always have a choice. You can either make excuses or you can produce results; you cannot do both.
The number one thing that’s holding you back from success, I truly believe is your environment.
The question is, what are you going to do to change your environment?
Think and If you get an answer comment below.