Life is a wonderful adventure that is meant to be experienced and lived to the fullest.
It is not meant to be merely survived and tolerated until you die.
The whole reason for being on the planet is to manifest the brilliance that exists deep within you, brilliance that is totally unique to you.
Just like no snowflake is exactly the same, there is no-one quite like you on this entire planet, no-one with your unique combination of personality, background and skills. If there was, there would have been absolutely no need for your creation in the first place.
You are a gift to the world and you owe it to yourself (and the world) to be the very best you can be so that you can best use your unique gifts to first help yourself then help others.
Lets talk about your peer group. Does your peer group largely consist of the people in your workplace or are they a group of people outside of work, who share your interests, like and respect you, support your goals and want the absolute best for you?
For the majority of people, their peers are usually a combination of the people with whom they work, together with past school friends.
Ask yourself this: When you think about your aspirations and goals, are your friends the best people to help you achieve them?
Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Quite simply, you become who you hang around with in your free time.
The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group.
Let me put it this way:
If you spend most of your free time hanging out with 9 goal-oriented, positive people, chances are you will become the 10th. Conversely, if you hang out with 9 people who love nothing more than playing video games, smoking dope, drinking beer, and eating pizza & Haagan Daz, guess what? Chances are you will turn out just like this too.
Now I have absolutely no right to tell you who to hang around or tell you what to do.
After all, this is your life.
I am simply making you aware that in order for you to achieve your goals, you will probably need to edit your peer group in order to match your goals and what you want out of life.
Love your family. Choose your friends.
If you are currently unhappy with the way your life is right now, upgrade your peer group and your life will immediately improve for the better.
This is the single fastest way to transform your life.
So to summarise, be very picky and slective regarding who you spend time with.
You owe it to yourself to only hang around with people who accept you and respect you for being the person you are now, but who also care about you enough to push you and help you become a better version of yourself.
So upgrade your peer group before your peer group upgrades you!