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#weekendmood: SISTERHOOD 🍒

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When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced — whether we like it or not — by those closest to us. It affects our way of thinking, our self-esteem, and our decisions. Of course, everyone is their own person, but research has shown that we're more affected by our environment than we think.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

Jim Rohn, renowned businessman and personal development guru, said you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, and that means everyone in your life counts.

The people you spend the most time with shape who you are. They determine what conversations dominate your attention. They affect to which attitudes and behaviours you are regularly exposed. Eventually you start to think like they think and behave like they behave.

It’s a fact of life that some people hold us back, while other propel us forward. That’s just the way it is, so you might as well accept it and learn how to deal with it instead of wishing that reality was different.

For instance, you can’t hang out with negative people and expect to have a positive life.

More importantly, if you do all the right things, but don’t get around people who hold you to a higher standard, then you are more likely to fail.

If your partner is someone you admire, whose brain works in a way you can't quite figure out but always makes you want to try, whose work ethic you wish you had, who has self-awareness and drive, etc., that's all going to have a positive impact on you.

How does a muscle grow? By being placed under stress. How do you learn new information? By putting your knowledge to the test.

If you're surrounding yourself with people who never ask you tough, thought-provoking questions, you'll never be living up to your full potential to conceptualise those answers.

The lesson here is to actively construct your social environment. Don’t let it depend on proximity or chance or on how it has always been, but consciously plan which opinions, attitudes and life-philosophies you do and do not allow to be in your life.

We become like the people that we (choose to) expose ourselves to. It follows that you can accelerate your personal growth in whatever direction you desire by spending time with people who already are who you want to become. That will influence you with the behaviours and attitudes that helped them achieve their success, making it more likely that you will realise similar results in your life.

Do the people around you represent things you value? If they do, you're in great shape; if your five people aren't representative of things you love and aspire to become, re-evaluate.

Be honest with yourself and get ready to become the person you were always meant to be. When you're surrounded by the right group of people and in a good place within yourself, you have much to give back to them in return.


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