Our environment shapes our beliefs, values, and goals, but that doesn’t mean that we always have to adapt. In fact, on an individual level, we can actually consciously take control of our reality by mastering our environment.

I believe that each and every single one of us has the power to change reality. When we allow ourselves to become aware of everything that makes up our environment, we can start to make the best choices, let go of self-limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, and tread a path towards success.

How do you master your environment?

The first step is to recognise the impact your environment has on your decisions. Never let yourself succumb to the status quo or turn a blind eye to problems that arise in your environment. Take a step back. See how your environment has shaped you into the person you are today.

Next, figure out what factors drive your decisions. How do your family, friends, and colleagues affect the choices you make? Why do you listen to certain people, but steer clear of others? What new things have you done recently and why did you do them? Asking yourself questions like these will help you pinpoint what influences you personally so you can address and understand them better.

How you respond to everything in your environment is entirely up to you. You will always have control because you alone can decide how you respond. When you find yourself facing trying times, you can choose to react negatively or take a deep breath, look at your situation from a different perspective and read your environment. Only then can you become fully in control of it.

Everything you need to know to steer your life in the right direction will always be in front of you. If you strive to make sense of the messages the universe sends you every single day, you will make the right choices and you will gain control of various aspects of your life.

Remember that everything that you do is on your way, not in your way. Be the master of your life — READ your environment and RESPOND like a master.