It’s easy to be influenced by the people around us. If everyone else is doing one thing, you start thinking it must be the correct thing to be doing. The following are four signs that you’re on the right track in life.

1. You have a healthy savings account

If you have a savings account that you add to regularly, you should be proud of yourself. It might seem like everyone does this important thing, but the truth is that not enough people do. Everyone needs to have a savings account. Most people start too late because they are enjoying spending their money on indulgences that they probably won’t remember a few years down the road. You can save and still enjoy spending, but saving should never be put on the back burner.

2. You don’t put up with toxic people

Toxic people will always be around. You might have one in the family. You may have even dated one or work with one. If you are able to spot a toxic person and keep him out of your life as much as possible, you have learned to do something that takes a lot of people many years to get the hang of. Toxic people have no place in anyone’s life. Toxic people only drag you down and crush your dreams. You’ve obviously learned that you deserve only optimistic and healthy people in your life.

3. You can take care of yourself

If you can support yourself financially and in any other way necessary, you’re ahead of a lot of people. This means you have a good job and have the life skills you need. This isn’t true for many people. A lot of things such as laundry, organization, and cooking are foreign concepts to people who have never left the comfort of their parent’s house.

4. You don’t require anyone’s permission for anything

If you want to do something, you don’t make sure others are okay with it before you do it. You know that you can do anything you want and you do. If you have a dream, there is no one who can stop you. If someone doesn’t think what you’re doing is a good idea, you don’t just stop. You have faith in yourself to make decisions that are good for you.

Sometimes these things seem like they don’t matter much, but they do. They impact your life now and in the future. If you’ve managed to succeed in any of those four areas, you should be proud of yourself. They’re not always the easiest things to do, but they are smart.