We all have a picture in the back of our minds of the life we want to live. Maybe you are a more optimistic person, or a more present parent, or perhaps it is simply you have more self-worth and confidence in who you are and how you feel in your own skin. Whatever that picture of the ideal life looks like to you…what are you doing today to get closer to that ideal state?
As humans, we are always desiring “more,” but are we walking towards that picture of success we desire?
When you answer this question, if your response sounds like…”I don’t have time,” or “I’ll start next week,” then you probably won’t get too far. To start and stay committed to the path of greatness you need to find the right people to surround yourself with.
“We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.”
What five people do you spend the most time with?
Are they a positive influence or holding you back?
Today, more than ever, we have to be intentional about who we surround ourselves with in order to continue to take steps forward, and no backward, when it comes to reaching our goals. A recent study by the CDC reveled that 1 in 3 Americans eats fast food EVERY DAY? Another favorite past time of Americans today is, no surprise, watching TV. A study concluded in 2018 found that the average American watches 5 hours of TV EACH DAY. Not in a week, in one day.
As we look at these habits that have become common for much of our population, ask yourself, where do you fall? Are you investing your time in activities that help you reach your goals? Are those you surround yourself with negatively rubbing off on you or positively? As you answer these questions, the next step is now what?
If your community doesn’t support getting you to that picture of a great life, then identify what changes you need to make. What characteristics do you want to grow? What habits do you need to start and what habits do you need to break? As you answer these questions, then go out and find those people. Find a community that exudes the areas you want to improve in, and submerge yourself. Go all in, without fearing failure or rejection. If you are genuine in your pursuit to become better and grow in a new community, then YOU WILL be accepted with open arms, kicking off your new path to greatness.
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