- I've heard this little mantra over and over again. It bothers me because I am surrounded by people who are comfortable with their lives and aren't challenged anymore.
As I've grown up, a lot of my friends have gotten married, had kids, settled down, and are living day-to-day with their chosen careers. I don't think there is anything wrong with this.
But I'm different.. I'm fired up, I'm trying new things, I have two online businesses that I work my ass off with everyday. But there is no one around me to challenge me, to share ideas.. I've tried with my roommate on many occasions, she just looks at me like I've completely lost it.
It gets me worried that the lazy characteristics of my immediate social circle might rub off on me. Like I have to work extra hard despite the fact that my friends are living comfortable lives and sometimes question my motives.
So if you're living among people who don't inspire you to work or challenge you, how do you overcome it? I don't want to be dragged down, but I don't have many people in my area to reach out to.