Peer pressure doesn’t just apply to teenagers who are being influenced by their friends to listen to rap music or cut class.
Sometimes peer pressure is not your friends telling you to do things. In fact, quite often, we do things because the people around us are doing them, whether they invite us to participate or not. So just from being around people, you feel an inclination to do things you wouldn’t normally feel a desire to. That’s why terms like social drinking exist – people who don’t drink alcohol when they are alone but put them in a room with other people who are drinking, and they’re happy to imbibe.
If you work in an office, you probably have no choice of your suite- mates. And in this country, people spend more of their waking hours at work than they do with their friends or family.
So if you’ve been wondering why you’ve picked up some strange habits, check the habits of the people around you.
Today’s transformation challenge is for you to look at the people you spend your time with.
And if the collective habits of your group aren’t the habits you want to adopt, try to spend more of your time with more positive people.
And if you’re the average of the people you spend the most time with, maybe you can change the average to reflect what you want your group culture to be. Encourage the people around you to make better choices so you can influence each other for good.
Do it for them. Do it for yourself!
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