Yes, we do not choose our family, and at times, the friends that we have been blessed with along the way. They add colours to our lives. Despite the ups and downs that we may have experienced with them, they have made us who we are today. And for that we should be grateful.
Love them always but know that in order to get to where you want to, you will need a different set of people around you. People who will push, motivate, inspire and challenge you to be your ultimate best, preferably those who are already in the position that you aspire to be in. If by your good fortune, you have family or friends falling into that category, keep them even closer. However, if you do not, go and seek for those people. These people are what we call our ‘peer group’. It does not have be of the same age, race or religion – just the same purpose. If their purpose is to be the best that they can be, then you will most likely step up your game and live up to it.
Be strict. Be determined. Get only those you want to be in the group. Make no mistake, because they will be a strong determinant to your success.