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Social Proximity Effect: Your Friends' Habits Will Become Your Habits

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Social Proximity Effect: Your Friends' Habits Will Become Your Habits
The gist: You'll mirror the habits of the people you spend the most time with. To build good habits, spend more time with people who already practice them. The other day, I was watching an episode of Shark Tank-a reality TV show where struggling entrepreneurs offer up a piece of equity in their businesses for a chance to work with successful business people.

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Social Proximity Effect

Social Proximity Effect

You’ll mirror the habits of the people you spend the most time with. 

There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s simply a characteristic of humans and many other species. But it underlines the importance of being thoughtful about exactly what you expose yourself to for learning and who you spend time with and relate to.

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Harness the Social Proximity Effect

... to improve any part of life: spending time around people with good habits will cause you to develop good habits.

For example: to improve your odds of starting a business, it will be hard to do from inside a cubicle surrounded by other people in other cubicles. To improve your odds of actually starting, find a friend who’s already done it or search for a local entrepreneurs get-together.

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