Surround Yourself With Better People

Surround Yourself With Better People

If you want your situation to change, YOU have to change. The most effective strategy we can use to create lasting change is to actively surround ourselves with people who inspire us.

I want you to promise me that you will spend more time with people who motivate you to be better. Promise me!

Imagine if Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Bethany Hamilton were your crew. Seriously, think about the gems of wisdom they would share, how they would never allow you to quit, the pressure they would put on you to learn more, work smarter, to be great? Just think what one year of friendship with BFFs like that would yield?

Now, think about your current crew. How far is the deficit?

Mind the gap!

I’m not telling you to drop everyone you currently run with but I am saying to do some critical analysis.

Think of the five or ten people you spend the most time with. Are you proud about what they have accomplished? Are you impressed with what they are doing now? Are they passionate about the values you have? Do they inspire you?

If the answer is ‘no’ to all of the above, then it’s time to find new friends.

The biggest single predictor of success (however you want to define it) are the people we ‘kick it with.

So before everything else, spend this year getting your crew right.

 

 

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Imia M Ballard
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This piece came at the perfect time for me. Thank you for putting my thoughts and emotions into words.

Misherald Brown
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Your words couldn’t come at a better time while I’ve seldom have to evaluate my true friends those friends I spend time with face to face. I have however realize that you have to take time to look at who’s your friends on social media and that does lead to a lot of friends being lost because of their actions and words.

Claudia - Moving For Love
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Claudia - Moving For Love

So very true! I am a great believer
that being surrounded by positive people helps give the motivation to keep
moving in the right direction towards our goals and dreams.

SixTwentySeven
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SixTwentySeven

I recently posted a YouTube video, in addition to writing a blog post, that shared similar sentiments. More so I was focusing on how we have the power to change our situation, and finding happiness is the task we and we alone are charged with. I definitely believe that we are a reflection of the people around us, so it’s crucial to surround ourselves with people that both encourage and inspire us… and that we do the same for them. Just found your blog and will definitely be sticking around!

MarieYoung
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MarieYoung

I so def agree! Thanks for sharing. We must all remember this important lesson as we navigate through life!

Jocelyn
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Jocelyn

Please put a link to your blogs on your twitter feed.

Execumama
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Love the message, as always! Keep showing up; it’s serving folks so well!

Amandah T. Blackwell
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Hi Paul, I love this…”Think of the five or ten people you spend the most time with. Are you proud about what they have accomplished? Are you impressed with what they are doing now? Are they passionate about the values you have? Do they inspire you?” These are great questions, but what if the people you spend the most time with are your family? What do you do then? Do you get a new family? Do you cut off your family or limit the amount of time you spend with them? What if you’re a teenager? Are you supposed to… Read more »

Joe M
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Joe M

Dear all,

What if our spouse are the one dragging us behind? Should we divorce them and find a better one?

Desiree M. Mondesir
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No! “For better AND for worse.” A spouse isn’t like a car that you can sell when you’re no longer happy with it. Nor is it a casual relationship that you can just drop when you don’t like the direction it’s headed in. Prayer and patience are ingredients for supernaturally transformation, even that of spouse who is “dragging [you] behind.”

I pray your situation gets MUCH better!

Desiree M. Mondesir
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I’ve had to drop SEVERAL people, some even without explanation, over the past few years. It hurt and it was hard, but it was absolutely necessary. When you figure out that you’re just a pretty face in someone else’s entourage instead of an inspiration or “iron sharpening iron,” that’s usually a grand time to make your exit!

“Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future!”

pretty1908
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pretty1908

keeping your friendship circle provides so many benefits both emotional and spiritual

Trent Jackson
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Trent Jackson

I am very grateful for you.

Floyd Bradford
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Floyd Bradford

I like that

Rachel Ontong
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Rachel Ontong

TRUE

Daria Sidorova
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Daria Sidorova

love it, so true, our surrounding is everything! 🙂

Terry Gunn Poff
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Terry Gunn Poff

I agree in principle, but we also need to be there for people who may not have all that we have, emotionally, and need our strength and our confidence and our belief. So, we need a balance.

Sully Velez
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Sully Velez

That is all!!

Mariana R. Silva-Buck
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Mariana R. Silva-Buck

Working hard to make this a reality. Always super appreciative of your suggestions, ideas and insight. #thephonecallthatchangedeverything

Tia Wanton
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Tia Wanton

Powerful words to live by!

Jericho Harper
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Jericho Harper

true, except most people form cliques and don’t take too kind to newcomers. Either that or they are too busy getting their thing on that they don’t have time for others.

Ralph Earl Parsons
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Ralph Earl Parsons

Relatively Understood 🙂

Chandra Cleveland-Jennings
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Chandra Cleveland-Jennings

Yes Yes, And I prayed for that, And my TEAM is shaping up GOD-LY!

Alicia Greene
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Alicia Greene

Love that! Thanks!

Sandy Kim
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Sandy Kim

Byron Gault ❤️

Joseph Roe
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Joseph Roe

that right an so true…..

Erin Pearson Johnson
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Erin Pearson Johnson

SO DO

Patience Enesi
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Patience Enesi

Yes great speech but those great people will not wait on me to LIKE and SHARE there page, And they will never wait for a day to help me out.

Britnny Mannuel
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Britnny Mannuel

Chermelle

James Johnson
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James Johnson

I’m on it now! Love seeing your posts its so positive and real!

Shirley Wright
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Shirley Wright

Amen

Chermelle D. Edwards
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Chermelle D. Edwards

Thank you champ-lioness! Britnny Mannuel

Andrea White
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Andrea White

Amen

Mary Lujan
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Mary Lujan

Amen

Martina Witter
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Martina Witter

Love this !!

Lester L. Jenkins
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Lester L. Jenkins

So true

Alda Adrianna Smith
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Alda Adrianna Smith

Amen

Nicole Hunter
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Nicole Hunter

Yes….be the company you keep.

Colea Maroney
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Colea Maroney

Love It!

Nichole Fletcher
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Nichole Fletcher

YES!

Cherrail Curry Moye
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Cherrail Curry Moye

Sookie Dooms!!! Love you!!

Charmagne Pointer
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Charmagne Pointer

Amen

Dorothy Cole
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Dorothy Cole

So very true.

Dennis Baines
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Dennis Baines

well said my man

Jèff Béckförd
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Jèff Béckförd

on the road.. the mad ones..

Tangle Mcdaniel
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Tangle Mcdaniel

Luv it

Kareen T
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Kareen T

Three snaps

Connie Hodge
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Connie Hodge

Amen!

Pat Schweitzer
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Pat Schweitzer

Amen to that!

Elizabeth Anderson
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Elizabeth Anderson

Yes sir!!! It took me a long time to get here but that is EXACTLY what I’m going to do! Thank you for posting this.

LYHMEDIA
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LYHMEDIA

Yes..I seek to fly with  the eagles…not squander my time with the pigeons on the ground picking up scraps of bread.