You become like the five people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully. – Jim Rohn
Who are the biggest presences in your life today? How are they impacting your life? Is it a positive one? Also, what kind of impact do you have on their life?
Ponder THAT for a second.
You become like them. They become like you.
You have the power to pull each other in a positive direction or a negative direction.
Surround yourself with positive, successful people that can help you reach your goals, and not just physical goals but take mental, emotional, and spiritual into account as well. I’m not advocating for you to 'cancel' anyone, but at some point you need to ask yourself how your relationships are working out for you.
Are your relationships lifting you up through love, support, growth and possibility? Or are they dragging you down by helping you keep the negative narrative of doubt, resentment, stress, judgment or anxiety?
There’s a new phenomenon that’s being called 'Emotional Contagion'. This is the phenomenon of having one person's emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other people. There's some truth to this. When you are around people in a bad mood, it usually puts you in a bad mood as well. So if you know this, wouldn't you rather be around someone in a good mood?
The people you surround yourself with on the daily basis plays a huge part in shaping the goals you shoot for, the choices you make and, ultimately, the life you create. Look around you. Do you have people to discuss your ideas with, to call on for help when you’re making those ideas happen, to hold you accountable?
If you don’t, it’s time to find your people.
My people inspire me, cheer me on and give me sound grounded advice when I need it. They get what I do, they love what I’m about and they want to see me succeed at whatever I set out to do.
Surround yourself with people that you admire and that admire you. Share your dreams and ideas and help one another make them happen. These people love you for who you are and are not trying to change you because they know that you are ever changing as lonag as you are growing.