Someone once told me “You are a sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with.”
When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced whether we like it or not- by those closest to us. It affects our way of thinking, our self-esteem, and our decisions. Although we are each our own person, research shows that we are more affected by our environment then we think.
So the question is: Who do you surround yourself with?
Are they people that are positive? Do they push you to your full potential? Do they encourage you and your ideas and dreams? If they answer is yes then you are doing a great job at choosing your friends. But If you think about your friends and words like negative, discouraging, unmotivated and unsupportive come to mind, you may want to re-evaluate those friendships and if they are worth sacrificing your goals and dreams for.
We are only as strong as our weakest link and if someone is constantly pulling you down its gonna be extremely hard to reach your full potential. Don’t let toxic relationships drag you down.
Take some time and really think about who you want to surround yourself with. For me, I want to be around people that will constantly propel me forward. Friends that aren’t afraid to push me out of my comfort zone, that want me to succeed and will encourage me every step of the way. Don’t settle for anything less then the BEST!