I've read it quite a few times that if we surround ourselves with like-minded (as in goal-oriented) people, we will have a better chance of success in our endeavors.
If we surround ourselves with potato-chip eating, couch potatoes, we'll more likely become more like one.
Conversely, if we surround ourselves with a few people concerned with building strong and healthy bodies, the same should influence us as well.
Seeing as this is not always possible (finding like minded people), how would you suggest staying mentally strong to keep pressing forward with your training goals.
(personal note: I'm in a foreign country where I'm working and learning the language. The only people who speak my native tongue are expats who don't care about exercise/nutrition (and it's obvious, btw) and the locals at the gym that I can't communicate with...yet.)