Surround yourself with growth

Surround yourself with growth

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

Jim Rohn

This is a bit more philosophical than I intend to get to. What I want to focus on, is to surround yourself with what you want to be. Surround yourself with people you admire. People who have walked the walk you want to.

Research has shown that people you spend the most time with shape who you are. Slowly our habits, the way we speak, conversations, and thoughts change. I believe this includes the social media accounts you follow and articles you read. Those conversations dominate your attention. You start to think and behave like them.

We have so much changing around us every day at this time. It is hard to see the goals you set up earlier this year to come into fruition. The plans that we set up may not work this time. We have to become creative in ways to attain our goals with the current obstacles we have been presented with.

Here are a three steps to incorporate more of what we want to be –

  1. Curate your social media – Follow inspiring, motivating accounts that make you want to work towards your goals.
  2. Review your close circle – ‘If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.’ – Merissa Meyer. Although, I don’t imply that arrogance is the answer to be the smartest person in the room but it is important to be in company whom you can learn from.
  3. Read inspiring books – This is a great way to work on your mindset, learn new ideas.

It is safe to say that it is critical to give a thought to what you get exposed to as much as possible. Within the circle of things you can control, it will really push us towards achieving great things.

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