Are You the Influenced or the Influencer?

It is so easy to be a sheep and just follow what everyone says and what that “norm” is, but is that what you want?  Do you really want to be just like everyone else?  Or, would you rather find your own voice, your own persona and find success by being the best version of yourself?  In order to be the best version of yourself, you need to step up and raise your standards. By raising your standards, you are choosing to the be the influencer, not the influenced.

By choosing to be the influenced, you will blame others for your lack of success, your mistakes, for not being where you want to be.  You begin making excuses instead of taking responsibility for the good and the bad.  Now, I’m not saying that influencers aren’t influenced themselves because you should always be learning something new each and every day.  By pushing your limits and raising your standards, you’ll be learning a vast amount in the process.  And within that process, if you stay true to who you are, you will influence those around you.

How you approach every and any situation will help dictate whether you are the influencer or the influenced.  Your Mindset is Everything when it comes to these situations.  If you give everything that you have, people notice and will be inspired to do the same.  I just came from a place where we had difficult days, in which things would be stressful and would not always be in our favor; however, my positive attitude and my effort became contagious.  Although, it was a stressful environment, people continued to keep a positive attitude, which improved the working environment we were in.

Your actions will dictate whether you are the influenced or influencer.  Be a constant student; however, teach others when you have the chance.  Make the world a better place and don’t just be a sheep because it’s easy being a sheep.  Being an influencer can be hard work, but at the end of the day, would you want to say “I’m glad I lived another day,” or “I’m glad I LIVED another day.”  The choice is yours.

We all have the ability to impact the world in a positive manner.  By being the influencer, we can change the mentality of others to become more positive and more productive.  With the new year right around the corner, we should make that our main focus of 2020.  Find ways to be the influencer, to improve someone’s life, to impact someone’s life in a positive manner.

How will you influence the world in 2020?  How can you influence one person at a time?  Comment below.



One thought on “Are You the Influenced or the Influencer?

  1. It’s been a while since I read your article and it’s great to hear some good wisdom from you. I too followed the lead of others in the early part of my life and career which is not bad because life is a never ending learning experience lots of trial and errors.But there will come a time a situation present’s itself that we need to be the driver instead of the passenger and as you said as long as we stay positive or make a positive out of a negative situation which is not easy of course but as long as we believe in ourselves and persevere you will be surprised to realize your true strength and potential and able to defeat even the most overwhelming situations you will encounter and succeed. Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Take care and God bless


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