Who we surround ourselves with has a profound effect on who we are and who we will become.
How do you know if you’re surrounded by the right people? Pay attention to the feeling you get in your body. When you are around different groups of people, are you being drained of your energy? Or are you being empowered and energized?
Are the people in your close circle living a life you are proud of? Are they people you aspire to be like, or have you outgrown them?
For example, if you are trying to lose weight and live a healthy life, surrounding yourself with people who eat at the buffet every weekend is probably not in your best interest. If you are trying to make $1 million per year and you are surrounded by people who are complacent with making minimum wage, maybe it’s time to reevaluate who you hang out with. If you want to live a more positive and inspiring life, eliminate the toxic people in your circle.
Here’s a little secret, you literally do NOT have to be friends with people you do not want to be friends with. Many of us associate with certain people because we have known them forever or because we feel obligated to do so, not because we actually WANT to.
Respect yourself enough to eliminate toxic energies from your life. You deserve to live an inspiring life, a life YOU are proud of. Don’t play small with your life and don’t surround yourself with people who play small with theirs.