“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I remember hearing this quote a couple years ago and since then the quote has stuck with me. I think that people are greatly influenced by relationships in their lives whether the relationships are good or bad. These relationships affect the decisions we make, the opinions we have, the way we feel about ourselves, and even our way of thinking. Everyone is their own person but these relationships that we have in our lives are more influential than we think. These people also contribute to the things you say and the way you act.
Have you ever done something or said something and thought to yourself, “wow I’m turning into (insert friends name here)”. Or “wow that was such a (insert friends name here) thing to say”. That is because we are like the people we surround ourselves with.
Think about the 5 people in your life who you spend the most time with. These people can be your parents, siblings, your boyfriend or girlfriend, friends, roommates, and even co-workers. Now think even harder. Are these 5 people positive, supportive, and people who are rooting for you to succeed in life? If they aren’t, it is time to consider if these people are really worth being in your life.
It is important to think about these things because these 5 people are your support system.
We need a support system in order to get through life. We need people who are going to be here for us during hard times and fun times. We need people in our lives that we can count on. We need people in our lives who can listen to us, but also give us honest feedback and advice. Everyone has gone through hard times in their life and I think that we can all agree that we couldn’t have made it through those hard times without our support system.
To my support system (and pretty much my only blog readers/supporters), thank you for all you have done for me in life. I know that I couldn’t have gotten through my bad days and hard times without you.
And to everyone else reading this, reach out to those 5 people today and thank them for being your support system
I believe that an important part to finding balance in life is having a great support system. How do you find balance? Comment below and let me know!