You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. –Jim Rohn
I have found this to be very true. Peer group is extremely important. Think about it – Your lifestyle, your income, your weight, your interests . . . just about everything will be the average of the people you spend the most time with.
If you hang around a bunch of people who are fit and tell you it’s easy to lose weight, you’ll think it’s easy. If you hang around a bunch of people who disregard what they eat, don’t regularly exercise, and bitch about how hard it is to stay in shape, then you’ll probably do the same.
If you surround yourself with successful people who go after what they want and make a lot of money, you see how easy it is. They are walking examples. If you hang around people who always complain that things aren’t working for them and that making money is hard, you too will find it hard, and will most likely not have the courage or work ethic to go after your dreams.
If you have friends who are in great relationships, you will probably be in one too, or at least you will be optimistic. If most of your friends are in one bad relationship after another, communicate poorly, lie, aren’t honest with themselves, etc., you will probably be on that path as well, or cynical as to whether an amazing, healthy relationship even exists.
So give it some thought:
Who are the 5 people you spend the most time with? What do you like most about each of these individuals?
Who do you want to spend more time with?
Happy Monday everyone! And Happy National Cheesecake Day (yes, apparently July 30th is National Cheesecake Day).