Take a close look at your social circles and your home/work habitat. Do the groups you belong to embody the identity you strive for? Does your home or office reflect the identity you dream of? If not, what can you easily change or adapt to make them more aligned with your vision of your Ideal Self?
Most of our behaviors and actions are driven by two things:
1. our environment,
2. our beliefs.
And our environment might actually be the most powerful because in many cases our environment shapes our beliefs about ourselves.
The saying goes, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” And sure, we don’t get to choose a couple of those people but we can choose the others.
- Hack your habitat to support your vision of yourself.
- Spend your time with people who encourage you to become our best self (and avoid the folks who may sabotage you).
- Remove obstacles or temptations, instead of counting on willpower.