Step up your game.
You are smart; you just need to acknowledge it once and for all. It is time to influence yourself rather than rely on other people, smart or otherwise, to influence you. Would you not think it is better to do so?
It is great to look up to others, especially those who have already made it and still thriving but sometimes, the only influence we need is from within.
To give you an idea, here are ways you can influence yourself the way smart people do:
Keep your focus on what matters
You know the things that matter, so focus on them. Do not get sidetracked because you might end up wasting your energy emotionally and physically. Life may provide different directions for one single purpose, but when you focus on what you need to get done and accomplished, you would know where to go even when it becomes confusing sometimes.
Don’t fuss over things you cannot control
There are so many things you want to change; it is everyone’s weakness. Unfortunately, there are few things we can control. Change what you can and let other things be. Don’t stress over things you cannot do anything about. Learn what you can and do what you must instead.
Make peace with your past
Speaking of things beyond your control, your past is one of them. Keep your time and attention in the present because this is the time that would make a difference in your tomorrow, not yesterday’s. Carry the lesson and look ahead.
Invest in yourself
One of the best self-influence that could help you flourish in life is when you invest in yourself be it regarding your health and well-being or your personal growth. After all, if you do not spend time and money taking care of yourself, there is no way you could take care of anyone else effectively either. Remember, it is necessary and nowhere near selfish.
Now, others can easily influence you and how you view life, but why not allow your own influence to change you first?