CHOOSE YOUR SOCIAL INFLUENCES CAREFULLY, THEY CAN DICTATE WHO YOU ARE!
We all like to think we are in control of our lives and the way we live. But much of it is dictated by our surroundings and more importantlty the people in those surroundings!
‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ Jim Rohn
Now stop and have a think, who are the 5 people you spend most of your time with and how are they affecting me? Do these people share the same goals that I have for myself? Do they support me in my personal goals or do they give resistance to them?
We know about the affects of alcohol, drugs and tobacco on our health, but what about our friendships and social circles?
Often these are all related, as we tend to adopt our friends’ habits and interests, for the positive or the negative is to be determined!
So if you’re looking to improve your fitness, surrounding yourself with like minded people will often help with your chances of success. Whatever is the norm in your social group, usually becomes the norm for you too. Drinking, eating, sleeping patterns and even relationships can be determined by those you “hang around” with.
This also counts for moods and thoughts, actions and habits, which is why it’s so important to surround yourself with people whose values and habits support your vision of who you want to be.
If you struggle to resist temptation, surrounding yourself with people who possess a high degree of self-discipline can help.
To be fit, surround yourself with fit people. To be positive and successfull…. OK you get the picture.
But not all social circles are negative and just because our friends don’t have the same dreams as us doesn’t mean you have to ditch them. There will also always be people you can’t escape from wether it be family or work colleagues, but you can try and influence them more or buffer their effect on you.
Feeling alone in your views? It may be time to include more like minded people in your life and get that ‘average of 5’ in your favour. This is where joining like minded groups, teams or talking to people with similar interests can really help you get to where you want to be.
With social networking becoming so huge there really is no excuse, but just remeber that Facebook friends can have just the same impact….
ALSO IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE NEGATIVE PEOPLE THEN THINK HOW YOUR ACTIONS AFFECT THOSE AROUND YOU!
Have a good one and stay positive!