When was the last time you took an inventory of your environment?
Do the people you closely associate with…the places you frequently go…the space in which you live…or the work that you put your hands to…complement your aspirations or your goals?
Do they complement your potential?
There’s a quote by Jim Rohn that deserves some thought. He says, “Your are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Are you pulling up the average of your five closest acquaintances?
If so…how long will it be before they induce mediocrity or pull you down?
In Napoleon Hill‘s book “Think and Grow Rich” he states, “We begin to see…the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
What does your living space say about you?
Does it say dirty, busy, dusty, sticky, nasty or disorganized?
Does it say clean, efficient, effective, crisp, attractive and organized?
Whatever it says…more than likely it’s playing out in your appearance and behavior outside of your home.
“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” ~ Earl Nightingale
Albert Einstein posed the following question:
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk?”
Einstein’s riddle may not always hold true, but it does have relevance. I find it fascinating how many people believe they are just too busy to get organized. These same people also seem perplexed by the way success seems to elude them…trouble is…they’re to busy for success too!
This week, take stock of your environment. Ask yourself this question; does my environment enable or inhibit me?
Depending on the answer…do something about it!
Related blog: The Mind’s Eye