When you’ve got great people supporting you, even the toughest times are tolerable. When you’re down and your challenges seem insurmountable, you’ve got those awesome people in your corner who help you keep going. When you’re questioning your goals, your choices, and even your identity, your squad has your back and will guide you back on course.
Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. When the wrong people make up your inner circle, everything in your life can seem more difficult. It can be harder to stay focused on your goals, and it can be all-the-more tempting to throw in the towel when obstacles come your way.
For this reason, it’s important to pay close attention to who you surround yourself with on a day to day basis.
Here are 4 kinds of people you want on your team:
1 – People who look on the bright side. Positive people will contribute to your overall productivity and confidence. You need people in your life who can be counted on to always see the good in every situation.
2 – People who are on a mission too. Individuals who strive for the things they want in life are great role models to have around. These aren’t the people who will tell you to quit when times get tough; rather, they’ll know from their own personal experience how important it is to chase after your goals — especially when it’s the hardest.
3 – People who will give it to you straight. Everyone needs the honest and constructive advice. Sometimes, you really need that friend who will give you tough love and just tell you the truth about a wrong turn you’ve made.
4 – Your biggest fans. Whether these people are your family, significant other, close friends or even your beloved pet, it is so great to have someone who always sees the best in you.
The people around you have a tremendous ability to influence your feelings of support and self-confidence whether they are colleagues, friends, or family members.
At 2313 Inc. we strive to build a supportive community and positive work environment—how do you build your own positive environment?