stop settling for less. stop investing in imaginary potential. start rejecting anything mediocre that comes your way. that goes for friends, significant others, and associates. you should only have room for people who hold you to a high standard, and expect you to do the same for them. no empire was built with half of a team putting in the footwork. demand more. be more. cut out everyone who sits around and watches when you’re feeling lazy and unmotivated. distance yourself from those who allow you to take temporary shortcuts. embrace those who value hard work and encourage you to unleash your full potential. surround yourself with encouraging and inspirational energy that makes you feel enthusiastic to wake up and tackle what each day has to offer. that’s how you begin to change the world.