mindset bite #021 - how changing your environment will change your life...


Change. For some odd reason, it's something we seek to avoid in all aspects of life. We love things the way they are - just look at how our body loves to maintain homeostasis in regards to temperature, pH, and a variety of other things

Avoiding change breeds stagnation, however, and things begin to get stale and we fail to grow in areas of life. This is especially true when we fail to change our environments...

When we say this, however, we don't just mean the physical environment you live in...

"you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with"

You'll begin to adopt their mannerisms... their beliefs... their views of the world... their skillset... and their mindset. You begin to form idea's based on those people, and, in turn, you become the average of the five ideas you entertain the most

You may very well need to change this kind of "environment"...

You may need to change the environment you train in - and discover a place that will push you to new heights... a place with a teacher and other students who can help raise you up to the next level

You may need to change the environment you sleep in... and fill it with photo's of those who inspire you and who you desire to emulate

Failing to change means death... as the only thing natural to us (and everything for that matter) in life is growth - if we're not growing (see: learning) in some form, be it physical, mental, or another aspect, we're dying

At least, we're dying at a quicker rate than we already naturally are...


Actionable Tips/Questions:

  • Who are the 3 to 5 people I seek to model/emulate in sport and life?
  • How can I place myself "around" them more in life? Do they have any books, podcasts, courses, etc...? This is one of the easiest ways, as we don't need to be around them in the physical sense - technology makes it incredibly easy in today's world
Nick Maier