How To Deal With Bad Influences In Life
We often meet and have to deal with bad influence, people who are not good to stay close. In most cases, we always have to stay in the same environment such as school, college or at work.
However, although there are bad influences, in different cases it can be relative. For some people, a bad influence can be a person who is from a different religion or a different culture. Bad influence can not only mean a person but also it can be a doctrine. An environment or whatever it is, which is against your thought and values.
Bad Influences which live you out of your path
Despite people are laser-focused or pursuing an objective in which brings purpose to their lives, every now and then we fall into some pitfalls. In some cases, you know that you have to accomplish something. Unfortunately, we know a new person or something that will put your life out of the rails.
Bad influences will only change your life if you let them do it. You have to understand that having a life with purpose need firstly be enlisted over a strong mind.
Strong and firm mindset will not allow bad influences take over your lifestyle or mindset. The only way you can do it is by surrounding yourself with people and the environment that are positively synchronized with your purpose.
By contrast, I can mention here that although you have a great mindset and say you will never be badly influenced. I would suggest and reinforce that if you live in a place where the environment and the people of this environment are against your purpose and objectives. In the medium or long term, you will be influenced.
Surround yourself with positive people and environment
As it is mentioned in the Bible by Solomon King: Abstain from all appearance of evil. Supposing you are a person who never smoked before, but you are surrounded by people who often smoke, you will be influenced.
The majority of people when frequent a place where they have to stay, such as job and college they like to make friends and in some cases these friends are not good influences.
You have the choice to stay or to leave, those people in some case have a good crack and easily, indirectly and without even want influence you. Those people are bad influences and their habits will flow into your life if you don’t be careful.
Therefore, for you to avoid these type of influences you have to surround yourself with good people. Those who share the same values you have. The same idea, habits and purpose in life.
“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become”
Many cases people argue that it is hard when the relationship is already tied. Or even when they get used to some type of environment. The best way to get rid of bad influences is same as to clean a bottle of dirt, pouring clean water into it. Clean a bottle is not as same as a cup. You have to pour clean liquids and removing the dirt slowly.
The same is a person’s life who want to change their lives from bad influences. They have to start pouring good habits into their lives. If it is your case, in most situations, you can not say “Tomorrow I will stop smoking” because you won’t.
You have to gradually change your life, in a case of smoking, stopping hanging out with people who smoke. Start doing some exercises, or even learning a different hobby. The secret is to start pouring clean water into your habits.
It may be hard to understand but, deal with bad influences is not as easy as we thought. Bad influences as mentioned before can be a person or an environment. Today with the easy access of the internet and the hegemony of the technology, the influence is hard to get rid. Good habits such as read and exercises are being apart and unfortunately disappearing from our routines.
Stay focused is one of the most important things you have to do. One of the schools of thought I always mention in my articles is the concept to keep goals.
Goals will make you focus on your objectives, your values and where you will be in the future. Stay focused nowadays is something that few people can keep on track. Goals will make you awakened by bad influences, will make you aware of where you came from and where you are going to.
When you are focused you will have not the time to hang out with people who are not on the same path as you. We should not say that all of them are bad influences. However, if they are not in the same direction as you are, in some way they will become a bad influence.
Did you get my idea? You have to focus if you don’t want to get influenced by something that will separate you from your goals. People who are badly influenced clearly means they are not focused. They are not following the path they always dreamed.
Therefore, to get rid of bad influences you must have clear goals, and if you are now fighting against something you want to remove, pour in your life good habits and slowly change your current situation.