By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself. ~Menander
He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.
There are a lot of voices that are speaking in to our lives. There is everything from advertisers, news media, relatives, friends, business associates, television programs and the list goes on. It is just part of the world we live in. There is a lot of information coming at us from many sources. All of the input does affect us. We should limit the negative information coming in as much as we reasonably can. And, we should concentrate on putting positive and empowering information in.
One of the biggest influencers in our lives is the people we allow to be in our inner circle. This is an area we can proactively improve on if we choose to. If you want to improve in an area, start associating with people who are getting similar results to the ones you would like to see in your life or business. Just by association you will start changing.
On the other side of the fence, if you are closely associating with others who are having consistent issues in a particular area, you will start picking up some of their attributes by association also.
Be careful who you hang out with.