In the past, whenever I wanted something, I strive to get it.  No matter what it was, I would always figure out a way to get it.  That’s just like when I bought my first luxury car.  I put it in my head that I wanted to purchase a luxury car, and once I put it in my head, I did just that.  I purchased a Audi cash price.  I always envisioned myself living in luxury apartments when I was younger, and when I kept that vision in my head, I did just that.

The thing about it is… At the time, I made myself afford it.  It weird, my mind just works differently.  When I put myself in luxury, I feel some type of way, and I am forced to perform in coincidence with my surroundings.  It’s almost as if I am being shaped.  Honestly, it’s like that in life.  We are all shaped in some type of way.  The actual term for this is determinism.  Yes, I am a advocate of controlling your own thoughts and actions, but whether you see it or not, we are all being influenced by outside forces.  Consciously you may not see this, but you are.  This is how we compare everything and judge things for what we think they are.  Prejudice is often times derived from determinism and our shaping or values.

It’s crazy because when I placed myself in that environment or materialistic situation, I performed and saw myself as confident and being able to accomplish anything.  Now… I already know that I can accomplish anything I put my mind to, but it definitely helps out to surround yourself around success.

So with this being said, my current situation is nothing like it used to be.  Yes, I live in a 1900 sq ft house and drive a jeep grand Cherokee, but I feel like I need to take it to the next level.  I’ve been on this middle class level for far to long. It is time for me to make progress.  It is time to make myself afford nice things.

Within the next 4 months or so, I am going to remove myself out of the current neighborhood that I am in.  I am going to move into a nicer house in a nice neighborhood.  This neighborhood with be full of successful people.  This neighborhood will be full of business owners.  I need to surround myself around more success.  I want to do this because, whoever you surround yourself with, you become.  I am a firm believer of that.  Currently, I leave in a middle class neighborhood.  Yes, it is a alright neighborhood, but I want better.  I am going to be somewhere with a spectacular school district for my son.  I am going to be somewhere, were I can meet like minded people.  My rent will be a little higher, but I want to put myself in a situation where I am uncomfortable.  Put myself in a situation where I have to figure out how to generate more cash (That is what I am actively doing now).