You’ve probably heard the expression: You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
While I’m pretty sure that’s not a scientific fact, it is food for thought.
Another way to look at it is: Garbage in, garbage out. Of course, not that any person is garbage, but let’s face it: Some of their thoughts and habits are.
Your group of 5.
If you hang out with naysayers who only want to point out flaws in the schemes and dreams of others, how likely are you to try?
If most of your waking hours are spent with glass-half-empty types, are you likely to see the positive in your day—or only the negative?
If you spend your time with those who have a scarcity mindset—there’s never enough money, time, resources—are you likely to believe in prosperity?
Think about your five.
Do the people you spend the most time with …
- inspire you to be the best version of yourself?
- encourage you to learn and grow?
- have a positive influence on you?
- elevate your thinking?
And, of course, the flip side is true too. Which means someone may be thinking about you right now because you’re one of their five.
How would they answer those questions about you?
Do you inspire and have a positive influence on others? Do you encourage learning and growth and elevate the thinking of those around you?
Does something need to change about who you spend your time with? Do you need to change something about yourself so you help your group of 5 be awesome?