Allowing the wrong people to influence your life could prevent you from reaching your goals and trample on your dreams.  It is important to assess where you are.  Are you being influenced in a positive or negative way or are you the person being the positive or negative role model?  At times we could be in either place; however the goal is to choose to be a positive influence on others and surround yourself with positive people.  The fastest way to slow the progression towards your destiny or dreams and goals is to be in the midst of negative people.

A doctor friend once said, “Who you hang around with is who you start to behave like”.  If you have set goals to become debt free, whether is by December 2014 or any other date, ask yourself these questions:

Do you believe you can and will become debt free?  What sacrifices are in place to ensure that you are on target for reaching that goal?  Who is your accountability partner?  Are they upward moving and as motivated as you are?

First, if you do not believe you can and will not become debt free or have targeted a debt to knock out then you are 100% correct, you will not.   Secondly, there are sacrifices that you must make to see your goals through in order to make your dreams come true.  Third, you must have a trusted friend or coach to hold you accountable, self-accountability almost always fail. Lastly, a non-motivated, negative accountability partner is worse than not having one at all.

According to David Schwartz (How Successful People Think by John Maxwell), “Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking.”

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