Ever notice how much we rely on willpower, and how often it lets us down?
I’ve been in business masterminds for years. I recently attended Russell Brunson’s Inner Circle, I’ve been an Inner Circle member for close to three years now, and travel to the U.S. a couple times a year to attend his meetings.
I’ll save why I talked about Dr. Strange as part of my presentation for another day.
At the end of each mastermind, each attendee is asked to share what their biggest takeaway is.
Challenge funnels were a big takeaway for people this time around, as were the various strategies shared in the room that people were eager to implement.
But my biggest takeaway had nothing to do with tactics or strategies.
It was simply an awareness about how lucky I am to be surrounded by a group of people who continuously push me to level up my thinking, who I am, and how I show up in the world.
You see, our environment, and the people in it, shape us.
I bet you know exactly what I mean. If you spend time around someone who’s negative and unhappy, and who’s always complaining, sooner or later you’ll find yourself acting like they do, don’t you?
Your willpower can resist it for a while, but willpower is a limited resource. Constantly battling to stay upbeat and motivated drains it away.
It takes work, discipline, and dedication to seek out solutions, cultivate gratitude, and take personal responsibility for the circumstances of your life.
Creating an environment where you don’t need to rely on willpower is a lot easier than constantly having your willpower tested. It sets you up for success instead of failure.
Learn to control your environment. If you don’t, your environment will end up controlling you.
What are some steps you can take to start creating an environment that sets you up for success today? Comment below and let me know…