"You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn
How true is this statement? If it’s true, what areas of your life does this apply to?
It is true, and it impacts every area of your life.
It impacts your career, your wealth, happiness, goals, relationships, physical condition, and attitude.
You become who you spend your time with… Proximity is Power.
We want our kids to have good friends that are a positive impact on them. Why? Because become like those they spend time with.
In Surround Yourself With Greatness, Chad Lewis says, “It is vital to surround ourselves with good friends as it is for a fish to live in water, especially in our teenage years. It is critically important to our lives, our future, our health, and our safety to be around positive influences, people who don’t tempt us but rather help us make good decisions. A friend who sees the good in us and encourages us to be our best self is worth more than his weight in pure gold.”
It’s no different for us in our adult lives. Our happiness and success is dependent on who we choose to surround ourselves with.
Look at the people around you.
Are they more successful than you? Are they positive and excited about the future? Are they goal orientated?
Where will they be in twenty years? Is that the direction you want to be headed in?
The people that you surround yourself with are either pulling you up, or they are dragging you down. Which is it?
Who do you want to become?
What goals do you have?
Who are the five people you spend the most time with?
Are those five people helping you to become closer to these goals? Are they encouraging you, or are they telling you to stop dreaming?
Do you like to share your big goals and aspirations with these people because they get excited with you?
Or, do you avoid talking about your goals because you don’t want to hear their negativity. "You can’t do that. Stop dreaming so much”
I have a mentor and business partner that I love to spend time with and talk to because every time we talk his optimism and energy is contagious. Just having a visit feels like a pep-talk and I feel like I’m ready to take on the world.
In contract, compare that to those that are always negative and pessimistic. What’s the difference in feeling you get from those conversations?
In this episode Brent Coppieters shares his story of how he met Russell Brunson and built a genuine friendship that eventually became a business partnership in an incredible company that they have built, Clickfunnels.