When you are around people, who are not great influences you are often dragged down. The way to get where you want to be is to surround yourself with people that you inspire to be. If poor people can rub off on you, then good people can too.
When you start to put yourself around people that you want to be like, it is the first step toward taking action in your life. You are going out there and putting in to change your life for the better and work toward your dreams. Putting yourself in a healthy relationship with people that are stable and are there to help you grow will not only improve your standards in the work place but will also improve your emotional wellbeing. Putting yourself around good people will make you more successful, which leads to you being pleased with yourself, which then leads to overall happiness and that is the dream that everyone eventually should aim to achieve.