Let’s look at the seriousness of seriously being picky about who you spend your time with. The goal here is assumed that your trying to reach a fulfilled life of health, wealth, love, and happiness. That being said, it is not only important who you spend your time with, it’s vital.
Facts of life surrounding this topic point to the most obvious conclusion –
You will become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with
When you look at life through this lens it’s almost scary. Considering you just spent last weekend with friends who have average jobs and go to the bar every other night.
It’s obvious that when we hang out with people their ideas and insight rub off on us. No comment on whether everything you hear is valid. The point is, that when we hang around certain people we become like those people. This happens to us subconsciously. Rarely do we actually consider how much of the people we hang around are rubbing off on us. This concept can be see vividly in young children. The more a child hangs around a certain group of kids the more they subconsciously start to act like them, whether they notice it or now.
Before reading this article I’m sure whatever your friends did for a living never crossed your mind as something that applied to you, or had anything to do with you. Whether or not your friends were trying to do something meaningful with their lives never got your attention – because, after all, it isn’t your life.
But if you are trying to build a business, create philanthropic change, or do anything that is going to bring leaps of improvement to your life other than what a 9 to 5 job has to offer, you better consider who you spend your time with.
You will need to surround yourself with people who have done these things your looking to accomplish.
Not only is it important to work on your project, away from distraction. It is vitally as important to be selective with who you spend your time with.
You want to seek out people who will give you the best trade off for your time.
Time as we know it, is the most valuable thing there is. You can always make more money but you will never be able to make more time.
Therefore, the information you get from a person you choose to spend your time with better be worth the trade off, it could quite literally cost you your success.
Who should you be spending less time with?