Thursday, February 25, 2010

Successful Surroundings

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with (Jim Rohn)

So that’s why parents tell their children they don’t want them hanging around ‘those kids’! They know that kids (and adults) become like the people with whom they spend the most time. Herein lies the importance, my friends, to select our companions carefully, to spend time with uplifting and successful people, and to do our best to keep those psychic vampires at bay.

In order to obtain any form of success, it’s vital that we surround ourselves with those who live successfully. You may think to yourself that you don’t know anyone who could truly be considered successful, but bear in mind that success is more than a big-shot title and monetary wealth. Success comes from self-awareness, and in one’s choosing happiness over anger, in one’s choosing satisfaction rather than a feeling of longing. Successful people are certainly not members of the Woe is Me club!

As you strive toward personal development, it’s absolutely vital to avoid psychic vampires at all cost. It is better to spend time alone than to spend time with people who will hold you back with their victim mentality and mediocre standards. Turn off the mainstream media with its message of doom and gloom. Avoid reality television with its confusing definitions of achievement. Stop comparing yourself to others. They’ve chosen their paths; it’s time for you to choose your own.

I encourage you to make a conscious effort today to surround yourself with positive, nourishing, and uplifting people. Seek out those who will believe in you and support you…those who will applaud your victories. These are the possibility thinkers, the visionaries, and the dreamers who understand the power of positive reinforcement.

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