The people we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on our lives and the direction we are headed in. Attitudes, desires, habits and decisions are all contagious…they rub off on you and influence you.
In fact, we tend to become just like the people that we hang around with, which can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on who you choose to spend your time with.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is…
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn
Let that quote sink in for a moment. Even re-read it once or twice.
Now ask yourself the following questions…
- Who are the five people you spend the most time with?
- Do these individuals motivate and inspire you?
- Do they want you to succeed?
- Are you a better person for being associated with them?
You see, I believe we are an average of the people we surround ourselves with. In order to be successful, we must surround ourselves with people who have positive attitudes, individuals who are happy, and believe in us and our capabilities.
Surrounding yourself with these types of people will help you achieve your goals and become a better person.
“Make a conscious effort to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people-people who believe in you, encourage you to go after your dreams, and applaud your victories. Surround yourself with possibility thinkers, idealists, and visionaries.” -Jack Canfield
A lot of times people have a difficult time getting rid of negative people in their lives. I get it, it can be a really hard thing to do, but you have complete control over who you spend your time with.
Do everything in your power not to be around people with negative attitudes. It’s your choice, so choose not be around people who are toxic and bring you down.
“There are two types of people…anchors and motors. You want to lose the anchors and get with the motors because the motors are going somewhere and they’re having more fun.”
Lose the anchors in your life and choose to associate with individuals who are going places…the motors. If you look at the people that you spend the most time with, are there any changes that you need to make?
Are there any anchors in your life that you need to lose? If so, remember, you are an average of the 5 people you spend the most time with and you have complete control over who those 5 people are…choose wisely!