Everyone is an influencer. And everyone is influenced by others.
What we must do is decide:
1) How do I want to influence?
2) How will I allow myself to be influenced.
To address the first question, there are only two answers. You will either influence in a positive, uplifting and encouraging way; or, you will influence in a negative, belittling, discouraging way. It’s either up or down, good or bad.
The same is true, but sometimes more challenging, when it comes to how we allow ourselves to be influenced. This is because we are human and we live in a natural, mostly negative, demoralizing and discouraging world on this earth. We are influenced every day by those around us, the media, advertising and more. Just like the answer for question one, the answer for question two is either in a positive or negative, uplifting or belittling, encouraging or discouraging, up or down, good or bad way.
We have every bit of control on how we influence others. E-v-e-r-y—-b-i-t-!
Although we do not have total control of how others influence, we DO have every bit of control on what we receive and how we allow it to influence us.
So choose this day, life or death, blessing or cursing. It’s up to YOU what you choose. It’s not forced upon you – you get to choose. So CHOOSE to allow your surroundings to uplift you, encourage you, be a positive influence in your life. Do not receive the other. The negative influences will always be there. ALWAYS! You do not have to accept and receive them, however.
Influence is all around! The good news is – YOU choose!