There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
-George Matthew Adams-
George Matthew Adams (August 23, 1878 – October 29, 1962) was an American newspaper columnist and founder of the George Matthew Adams Newspaper Service, which syndicated comic strips and columns to newspapers for five decades. His own writings were circulated widely to The Gettysburg Times and many other newspapers. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Needless to repeat, people greatly influence our success. The important thing to note is that we have a choice on who influences us. If our success is so heavily influenced by positivity from people, we need to choose who our influences will be. We need to carefully decide who we let into our minds, and eventually our make-up and our life story.