As social creatures, we generally do better in groups than on our own. Survival is ultimately a team sport, be it in business, communities, unions and friendships – so consider this as a key contributor to success in any area. This may be a hard pill to swallow, but the people you surround yourself with are a reflection of you and where you’re going.
We tend to hold on too tightly to relationships that we know aren’t serving us any good because we hope that somehow things will get better. The truth is you’ll never outgrow your peer group, because if you are continually growing and making progress, the people around you will have to be at least your level or a level above you in order for you to sustain your progress.
Researchers found in a landmark study that friends had a direct influence on one’s likelihood of gaining weight. When a friend becomes overweight, it increases your likelihood of becoming overweight by 60%. But this goes beyond fitness; it affects your finances, business and career. How much value do the people you hang around with bring into your life? Are they continually pushing you to dream bigger or be better?
If not, you may want to reconsider spending too much of your time with them. This doesn’t mean you’ll never talk to them or that you’ve stopped caring about them. It does however, mean that you value yourself and your life enough to invest your time and energy with people who Read the full story