You are the average of the 5 people
you spend the most time with.
Who are the five people you hang around with the most? Maybe you don't actually physically get to be with them on a day to day basis. If not, who are the people you text, tweet, or talk to on the phone (what a concept) most frequently?
Chances are those people help to shape your attitude and the way you view the things that happen to you each and every day. Are you surrounding yourself with people that are positive? Are they doing what you are doing or would like to become? If not, why not?
One of the first steps in becoming the person or leader that you want to become may be getting out of your own way and making the decision to surround yourself with people that can encourage and help you get there. The next step will be to follow through with those tough decisions and separating yourself from the people or situations that may be holding you back.
I often told athletes that the people you have to stay away from are the people who are happy with average and don't want to step out to take the risk or do the work to get better. When you step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to grow it's scary and there will always be people who will tell you it's not worth it.
My encouragement is to get away from those types of people and get them out of your five. You don't deserve them and they don't deserve you.
You can not change
But you can change
the people you choose
to be around...