Getting from where you are to where you want to be takes planning but even more than that, it takes cultivating the right mindset to get you there. Without the right mindset, you will NEVER accomplish your goals. It doesn’t matter how big or small the goal is, you have to train your mind to set you up for success. With that being said, there are several steps you must take to prepare your mind for the transition. You may find it surprising, but one of the most important steps to changing your mindset is to evaluate your circle. Although it is true that most of the work must be done from inside of you, the people that you surround yourself with are just as important to this process because the people that you hang out with are a reflection of you! So if your friends and associates spend a lot of time gossiping, complaining and not moving ahead in life then guess what, you may find yourself in this cycle as well, even though you desire to do more and to be more! The truth is, if you aren’t surrounded by people that are already doing what you want to do, who desire what you desire or who “speak the same language” as you, then it is going to be times harder for you to obtain the life you want because it isn’t being modeled for you! There isn’t anything there to motivate you to want more! Now, I am not completely saying that other people are responsible for your successes and failures, but I am saying that others DO play a big part in them, whether good or bad. So to honor yourself and your dreams, do yourself a favor and start creating a life that is surrounded by people that know more than you, that are like-minded and that want to see you win.