Influence is defined as ‘The capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behavior of someone or something”. We’ve all been influenced by something or some at some time in our lives or we used our power of influence over others. The thing that we must remember about influence is that You can’t be influenced by something or someone you don’t know.
For instance, if you never read or subscribed to this #MorningMotivation message, then there is no way you would have even had the opportunity to be influenced by the message. This can have some pros and cons but it’s important to know what they are. On one hand, if we are striving to achieve a particular goal, then you have to be mindful of how well you know that goal and what it takes to obtain it. One of the biggest hurdles to success is ignorance, and that’s simply a lack of knowledge. Are you taking the time to get to know the influence you want in your life?
On the other hand, we can’t be influenced by what we don’t know can be problematic if most of what we know has some type of negative influence on our life. We can’t successfully acquire change if the primary influences in our lives encourage stagnation and procrastination. The good thing about our brains is that they are like a sponge, in the regard that some of what you learned can be wrung out, which makes room for new knowledge to come in. What influences do you have in your life currently? Are they having a positive effect on your character, development, or behavior? If not then new influences or alterations may be in order.