I think it’s fair to say that if you spend all your time with negative people, in an environment that stunts creativity, productivity, and growth, then it’s nearly impossible to escape procrastination and negative mind states.
Producing success and results from an environment such as the above just isn’t feasible… However, luckily we can choose and redesign our environment, introducing positivity, inspiration and creativity through whatever makes us feel good!
Studies have been performed showing how room colour, other people’s attitudes and even our posture can impact our enthusiasm and energy towards taking action. Low and behold those who found themselves in vibrant, colourful, and positive environments thrived, and those who weren’t, didn’t.
It’s funny, reading this back on paper makes it all sound so obvious. So why are so many people failing in life? Not reaching their full potential or the results they want to see?
We’re creatures of habit. Once we get used to an environment, it becomes MUCH harder to alter or change it in any way. It’s VERY important to note that we can get used to both bad and good environments. So which type are you living and working in?
If your living and working habitat don’t fill you with enthusiasm, inspiration, and positively influence you then you’re making life ten times harder for yourself.
Why do you think most successful people in the world have trophy cabinets, memorabilia, titles, awards and other positive items in their offices? It motivates them to continue taking action, showing them that all things are possible if you try hard enough.
So now take a look around your home and work space. Be 100% honest with yourself, do your environments set you up for success? Or do they not do much for you at all?
Regardless of your answer, there’s probably something you can do to jazz things up a bit. Put awards out, quotes that inspire you, pictures of your reasons “why” you’re taking action in the first place (i.e. family members, goals), and anything else that gets your creative juices flowing.
Next, think about the people you surround yourself with most often. Do they make you feel good? I’m not going to suggest that you ditch all your friends and family members if they show signs of negativity, however, I WILL say that you should do your best to associate with people who are positive minded and who have achieved the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Doing this will help you feel part of a successful group of people, which will alter the way you think, act, and react to situations. Attend seminars, classes, or places where people you want to associate with regularly hang out.
Over time you’ll automatically begin to change your habits, and with the addition of changing your working and living spaces, you’ll feel more energised and ready to take action than ever before. In fact, the only thing left to change (if necessary) would be your diet!
Wrapping things up…
Overall, by assessing our living and working spaces plus the people we most regularly associate with we can tell if we’re setting ourselves up for success. Negativity drains energy, leaving us feeling defeated and cautious about taking action.
In order to avoid negativity see what you can do to brighten up these areas in your life. The best thing about these changes is that they work automatically on you after you’ve completed the “front loaded” work of altering objects, colours, and changing the time you spend with certain people.
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