We help ourselves succeed in life by association. We can choose to associate with people who are successful, to find mentors who can teach us or to surround ourselves with supportive friends and colleagues. In this way we help ourselves become our best possible selves.
We become the average of our friends’ characteristics. Think about this concept carefully. What if you became the average of the people you spend the most time with right now?
If you choose to spend the majority of your time with three people who are unsuccessful, unmotivated, angry, negative, and have no goals, and only one who is motivated, successful, positive, tenacious, and full of dreams for the future, you will become more like the first three.
This simple concept works in the reverse as well. If you want to be happier, hang around with happy people. Their happiness will rub off on you. Not only will you feel happier when you are with them, you’ll see how they respond to life and, eventually, you will learn to respond in the same way.
If you want to raise your consciousness, find people who have a higher level of consciousness and spend time with them. Your level will adjust to theirs over time. This is often referred to as “entrainment.”
Once your really thing about this concept, it’s quite exciting, It means you have the ability to influence who you become simply by your choice of friends and colleagues. How cool is that?
If you became the average of your friends, family and colleagues, would you become your best possible self?