Andi Dela Torre Griffiths
Surrounding Yourself with the Right People
Why exactly is it important to surround yourself with the right folks? In this blog post, we'll briefly discuss some of the reasons why.
Good company is essential if you want to head in the right direction
It's important to note that the people you surround yourself with will have the capacity to influence your beliefs, values, and ways of thinking. This influence can either be positive or negative, depending on the kind of crowd you keep. With that, it would be wise to surround yourself with those who are just committed and passionate as you are in achieving your goals.
If you're only friends with someone because you don't like the same person or the same things, you might want to reconsider or assess the friendship. It's better to form friendships out of mutual interests than dislikes. Why? Because it will set the tone for the conversations you will be having. Would you prefer to spend time with someone who constantly complains or will put you in a cycle of bringing energy to what you don't want? Or someone you can discuss your goals and hobbies with?
Choose your friends wisely.
The energies of the people around you affect you
Not everyone you consider as friends are your real friends; some are just acquaintances. We don't always realize it, but other people's energies affect us more than we think it does, as well as the results we get. If most of the people you hang out with don't believe in you, or are secretly jealous of you, their negative energies of doubt, envy, or disbelief will hamper your progress. On the other hand, if you surround yourself with peers who trust your capabilities and believe in your vision, their love, support, and good energies will help you reach your destination.
The right folks will keep you motivated
Life isn't perfect. There will be times when you'll need a solid support system to motivate you when things get rough. The right people will give you the extra push you need to keep you going. They will inspire you, lift you, and challenge you to stretch to your full potential, without making you feel like nothing. When you are with the right folks, you will worry less.
They will also help you make wise decisions
Good friends will help you make wise decisions that work to your positive advantage and not put you in a troublesome situation. They'll serve as your guiding light during dark moments when you're not sure what to do.
Friends are not the same as personal acquaintances and colleagues, although you can still form genuine friendships with the latter (depending on your bond and the quality of time you've spent together);
It's important to remember that, aside from seeking the right company, we should strive to become the right person for others as well.
“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than you found it.” -Wilferd Peterson
"Tell me who your friends are, and I'll tell you who you are"
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