Les Brown said : “You are who you hang around with.”
Jim Rohn said : ” You are the average of 5 people you spend the most time with.”
Tim Ferriss said : “You are the average of 5 people you associate with.”
Be careful with who you hang around with, maybe its easier if you knew what things you will never do (again), that way the group of people you associate with will automatically change.
Have a list like this :
- I will never take drugs.
- I will never drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day.
- I will never miss church on Sunday.
- I will never talk bad about other people.
- I will never drink and drive.
- I will never talk about or cheat on my spouse/significant other.
Once you have a list like this, your life will be much simple. Because you won’t have to make most of the choices you used to make, if you know that every time you hang with Bill, he always talks about cheating on his wife, next time he wants to hang, you will kindly say NO. If Ana always wants to say bad things about other people, just tell her NO, I don’t do this anymore.
And expect people to start telling you how you changed, when you start doing this.
Jay Z once said : ” People look at you strange and say you changed. Like you worked that hard to stay the same!”
Here is to that!