Who’s Your Company?
November 29, 2020
I love the words of Jim Rohn, a personal hero of mine who said this.
” You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Consciously or otherwise, people we engage with regularly have a significant influence on how we think and behave, act, and become.
You can’t hang out with bitchy and negative people and expect to have a positive, fulfilled life.
By the same token, if you are constantly in the company of people who operate on a higher plane of thinking, living a life of virtue and discipline, their influence will rub off on you and show up in your thinking and behavior.
I have a simple philosophy in my journey of personal development.
” If you want to develop yourself, surround yourself with people you look up to.”
You can accelerate your growth when you spend time with people who already are who you want to become.
When you surround yourself with people who have achieved more than you, who are more evolved in their thinking than you are, who are more accomplished than you are, they will keep that aspiration in you burning bright. They will push you to operate to a higher plane.
I am sure many of us have experienced this on the sporting side. When you compete with a superior team or player, your own game improves as a consequence. In contrast, when you face off against an inferior opponent, the overall level of play comes down.
This is the impact of association.
So, ask yourself these three questions.
Who do I spend the most time with?
Who are the people I most admire?
And, are those two groups of people the same?
If not, maybe you need to make some effort and figure out ways to spend time with people you look up to.