You are the average of the five people around you.
A major influence in our lives is the people with whom we spend the most time. We are either motivated or complacent depending on the people that are around us… Our circle so to speak.
Have you heard the saying, “Birds of a feather flock together” ? That saying is very very true. Some people have the misconception that they can separate themselves from their circle, but that is wrong. It is called a circle because of the connection each person has to another.
My circle is small, but each one within the circle is successful in his own space. In my circle resides a doctor, an entrepreneur, one of the best strength coaches in the country, and one of the best basketball coaches in the country. Here is what happens in my circle; each person has different goals, but each of us has the same mindset. That grind mindset, that I won’t quit when I’m tired, I’ll quit when I’m done mindset. Also, the people in my circle are HONEST! Honesty is essential to personal success. Your circle needs to be able to be honest with you and let you know when you need to step up your game. My friends have no issue saying “Yosh, you f**king up!” … I think each of us needs that from time to time. Your circle should nourish your success and inspire you to achieve your goals. These people should feed that flame inside you that burns and desires to be successful. Do me a favor…… Take out your phone right now and look at your last 5 text messages. Now ask yourself are those people feeding that flame or dousing your fire? Now, put the phone down and look at your circle…… are those people throwing logs on your fire or are they pissing on it. Over the past few weeks we have been talking about the lion mindset…….. so are you rolling with a pack of lions, or are you a crab in a barrel?