Chapter 3 of Circus Elephant is all about the importance of having the right people around you. The right people can sometimes make or break you. You are probably the average of the top 5 people you talk to the most, average of their incomes, success and failures.
Knowing the importance of my surroundings, I keep nothing but royalty around me. The person I talk to the most is definitely my brother Lu. If ever you meet the 2 of us, you might wonder how we ever became friends because we seem to be very different people. I'm more "glass half full" while he's more "half empty." I'm an idealist while he's more of a realist. However, the combination of us 2 works perfectly together, almost yin and yang. I'm the voice of hope in the back of his head and he's the voice of reason in mine (no homo lol). I like to think that we're 2 different roads that lead to the same destination. We both have the same goals in mind, just different views on how to get there. Either way, we succeed.
Check your team. make sure you all are go getters. Make sure you all are pushing each other to be better. "If every n*gga in your clique is rich, your clique is rugged. Nobody will fall 'cause everyone will be each others crutches." - Jay-z