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How often do you feel like, even when you’re surrounded by countless people, you’re completely alone?

Think about the people who relate to, and understand you the most. How many did you come up with?

Do you think the saying, “birds of a feather flock together” is true?

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“The journey is often lonely. Some of us are lucky enough to attract or find a tribe along the way. But before we find that tribe, and even if we never do, we must decide to be our own.”

As any natural loner, I relish being alone, simply enjoying my own company most of the times (maybe a bit too much). However, I think that it’s also necessary to be surrounded by like-minded people, during times of interaction. There’s just so much you can learn from someone who’s ahead of the game, or is in the process of embarking on a similar journey as yourself. No matter how much you know, there’s always others that know a thing or two that you don’t, and its always a plus to learn something new- that can be of a beneficial nature. Being able to contribute to and learn from meaningful, insightful or motivational conversations, honestly leaves me with such a good feeling, its almost like a drug…almost. Even having just one person who’s able to understand and relate to your mindset can be such a powerful and reassuring boost.

Over the past few years, I’ve been on this journey of self discovery, discipline, and just trying to seriously figure out my plans for a successful future. I’ve learnt so much about myself, and have been developing a lot throughout this journey; it’s honestly the best thing I could have done for myself. I’ve also been steadily re-developing my entire concept around lifestyle and success, which has hugely impacted the type of people I now choose to interact with on a regular basis. While I still appreciate simple, random conversations, I’ve limited much of my daily interactions to ones that are driven by common goals and interests.

Everyone has different levels of aspiration, and that’s totally okay. But think of someone who’s highly motivated and who’s not a victim of the brainwashed concepts that society at large has been conditioned to believe as “reality”. Someone who sees multiple legitimate paths to success, and is not straight-laced on traditional concepts…who’s not just talking, but actually getting things done to reach where they want to be in life. If you’re such a person, then you probably know how difficult it can be to meet people with a similar mindset. So many people these days seem to want everything handed to them on a silver plater, and although they may dream of major success, their attitudes and actions don’t add up to getting beyond average…if even there. It’s sad to say, and I may just be speaking based on what I’ve been consistently observing at school, work, and from the media…but hey, this entire post is subjective anyway.

I personally believe that the old saying, “birds of a feather flock together”,  is undoubtedly true. How often is it that you really see long lasting friends or lovers that are polar opposites? While the whole “opposites attract” concept is still a popular belief, this has been professionally (and personally) proven to be anything but true. If you’re an optimistic individual, can you truly say that you’ve formed close relationships with pessimistic individuals- the ones who are always complaining or finding a different problem in every situation? If you’re casually hanging around people who you feel you have nothing in common with, do you feel at ease, and like there’s potential for developing closer relationships with such persons? I find that whenever I put myself in such a situation, I literally become so mentally exhausted.

If you’re on an enlightened path to growth and success, and you really feel like you have no one around you that’s of a similar mindset, don’t feel discouraged. It’s better to have your own company than that of people who essentially limit or slow your development. Network and find events where you’ll get the chance to interact and form relationships with people that have common interests and goals. Maximize resources such as books and the internet, and be willing to take advantage of all the free knowledge that the majority take for granted. The right kind of people will come along eventually (Law of Attraction), so just keep growing and aiming for progress each day.

P.S. If you have at least one inspirational person that you’re able to pitch different ideas to, who’ll brainstorm with you at random hours, or who will just sincerely listen and give useful advise, then don’t take them for granted 🙂

Thanks for reading!