Why You Need to Surround Yourself With People Who Lift You Up

UPDATED: April 13, 2020
PUBLISHED: May 1, 2017

We all want somebody to tell us what to do. To succeed, what do I need to do?

Well I’m here to tell you it’s also important to know what not to do: Never take advice from someone more screwed up than you.

You need to surround yourself and listen to people that lift you up. People that have achieved success and can help you move forward.

It is so easy to find the naysayers and the doubters. If your goals and dreams don”t make some of your friends laugh at you, then you don”t have big enough goals and dreams.

You need to dream big, think big and plan big?and listen to the people who build you up and move you forward.

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John Addison is the Leadership Editor for SUCCESS and the author of Real Leadership: 9 Simple Practices for Leading and Living with Purpose,aWall Street Journal and USA Todaybest-seller. Renowned for his insight and wisdom on leadership, personal development and success, John is a sought-after speaker and motivator. Read more on his blog, and follow John on Facebook and Twitter.