A person’s environment and relationships are just as, if not more, important than that person. Each entity influences the other and in ALL CASES produces change. When preparing to take on new challenges it is essential to become aware of the environment that you will be going into. You need to have some idea of whom and what you will be exposed to and how they can affect your choices. Yes, I am aware that you cannot prepare for everything, but using common sense and doing a little research can help in avoiding some unnecessary stress.
While “preparing” for new environments and contacts, you also may want to keep in mind your current ones. Who do you invest your time and energy in? Who is investing their time and energy into you? Are people just around or “supportive” because you are successful, popular, trendy, or “on your way?” Keep those things in mind. It all plays a part in how you respond to new things. The connections you have to friends, acquaintances, and business associates NEED to be productive. Having people close to you personally, financially, professionally, spiritually, and physically leaves you in a vulnerable position. Productivity not only helps sustain your connection to that person but should also be fuel to keep both of you moving forward in your endeavors. To some this may not be relevant or important. For those of you who need to reevaluate, please do…YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Until next time…Andrea