Whatever you achieve (or don’t) is significantly affected by everyone you associate with on a regular basis.
Just as it takes a village to raise a child, I’m convinced it takes a supportive community to raise your income.
If the people around you are going to frown upon your success, if there’s a chance they’ll reject you, it’s way too easy to throw in the towel. Why risk abandonment when you’ve got so much support for just staying put?
It’s a well known fact: “You become who you’re with.”
Not only are we attracted to people like us, we also tend to unconsciously mimic others, reshaping ourselves to feel like we fit in.
Your task is to find people who not only support you as you are now, but also welcome the person you’re striving to become.One rule of thumb for financial success is simply this: Hang out with the kind of people you want to become, not who’ve you been.