Who do you surround yourself with? The old saying, ‘birds of a feather flock together’ is true. People who have similar interests, ideas, characteristics, and values tend to associate with one another. It makes a difference who you ‘hang out’ with. People that you spend a lot of time with have an influence on you whether you recognize it or not. Think about the top five people that you spend most of your time with. Who are they? What do they do? How do they impact your life? How do they challenge you? How do they encourage you? Make a list and answer these questions about each of them. When you are finished have a serious look at your answers and decide if they are someone that you want to continue to have in your life.
How Do You Want Your Life To Be?
When was the last time you seriously considered the kind of life that you want to live? I think that it is a worthwhile exercise and I suggest that you make it an annual inquiry if not quarterly. Once you have decided this for yourself, think about who you know that lives like you want to live. This could be someone from your circle of friends, great authors, artist, speakers, or well-known people in history. Start spending time with these folks. Invite them for coffee or a nature walk and ask them what their life strategies are. Read their books, listen to their talks and podcasts, learn as much as you can about them. And then, do what they do. Take their advice. Learn as much as you can from them. Spend time with them every day. Surround yourself with these people. It will make a difference in your life.