You equal the sum of the people who you surround yourself with. Choose wisely! We all have our "bad days"...I'm not saying to "write off" someone important in your life because they are having a bad day, or even a bad week or month...not at all. But you know, just as well as I do that there are some people who just drain your energy on a daily basis. They are perpetually miserable, and/or perpetually negative. They are the ones that say, "I wish..." a lot. You can recognize these folks because they may say things like, "Ugh, another day at the office...", yet they will not make the effort to take action steps that have the potential to create something different for their life. They are the people who say they want different things in their life, but take zero action to try to create or find other ways to get what they want (which sometimes requires thinking "outside the box". They just want to complain! These people are called "dream stealer's." Maybe you could even be of those people? I was. Guess what?! People can change! 🙂
They say misery loves company, and that is so true. We tend to find the people that will feed our feelings...you can choose people who will allow you to feel sadness, or you can find people who will support you and lift you up! If you are having a hard time in life, look at those who are around you...are they the example of what you would like to be more of...or do they continue to pat you on the back and say "awww, poor you, that is so terrible that things are so hard..." I don't mean this to be harsh...but as a wake up call. Several years ago, I was that person who for years fed my own self-worth issues by allowing people of a negative vibration to surround me. It is a negative spiral downwards once this starts happening...but you can start climbing the stairs at any point, that is the good news! Surround yourself with people who are perpetually positive, and who will lift you up and tell you the truth...rather than accept your excuses and negativity. Life is too short to say "poor me!"
Do something different if you don't like the way things are going in your life. You always have the choice to choose differently...you always have the choice to make new friends, weed out the pessimists, and do things in your life that bring you joy rather than misery.
This was my Facebook post on my personal page today: "Do you know what I've noticed lately? I "like" more posts than I don't like! That is a positive sign that I am around positive people who are doing positive things! Be around people who make you feel good! The end. :)"
That is a sign that you are around a positive influence. I have noticed that my attitude and my actions are changing in more positive directions, based off of the network and people who are surrounding me in my life. I AM the sum of the people who I interact with. It is a choice to either feed into the negative, or to reject it and create a sphere of influence that is joyful, happy, and successful. 🙂
For immediate results, start following some of the positive icons that are out there! People such as: Dani Johnson, Wayne Dyer, Mike Dooley, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kiyosaki, Robert Kiyosaki...just to name a few! Who are among the influential people who you follow? Please share!
Who/What will you choose? Choose wisely! 😉