How good or how bad your life is, can depend heavily on who you Choose to spend your time around. This works in many ways. It may not seem like it, but if you decide to stay around negative people, you can try and stay as positive as you possibly can, but you will eventually find yourself in a negative mindset. You will start complaining a lot, and see yourself sad or depressed for no reason at all. If you live your life surrounded by people that are negative and consistently push you down, you will find yourself in their position.

Positive attitudes breed positive things

You must always choose to surround yourself with those who can positively influence you and you will find yourself to be much more content. This works in regards to success as well. If you have significant monumental dreams and ambitions, which if you're human, you do -if you surround yourself with small minded individuals, or ones who have given up, you will find yourself thinking like them, feeling that you are incapable of fulfilling your full potential.

They will only drag you down. With the right habits, influences from people, and attitude, we can get anything we want out of life. Control your Surroundings, control your life. Make your life easier and surround yourself with people that lift you up and bring you more happiness, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Know who to hang with

There are many types of people we will meet in our lives. Most of the people which we encounter are only meant to be there for short periods of time, while others are intended to be there for long periods of time. One of the most significant conflicts that we come across in our lives is when we try to make short-term individuals into long-term friends.

When we realize that the people that were meant to be there long term, we chose to cut off too quickly, we realize that we lost something significant.

One of the most defining things in your lives that separates the real from the fake is when we endure the low points or hardships during our lives. Everyone wants to be our friend and kick it with us when we're up, but very few choose to ride with us while we're down.

There is an old saying that goes, "Everyone wants to be in your circle, but not everyone wants to be in your corner." Another way to thin out the herd is to start asking for favors directly and you will begin to see who is genuinely riding for you.

One of the major concepts that I think we all genuinely need to realize is that we all wish to be liked and accepted, but it is better to have five genuine friends than 100 fake friends. Always remember that the people that we choose to surround ourselves with determines our quality of life, and it is always about quality over quantity.