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Who is inspiring you? by Noelle Peterson

Feb 11, 2022

Have you ever stopped and looked at who you spend your time with? 

Sure these may be great friends, or family, but are they adding value to your life?

Jim Rohn said, “You become like the five people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully.”

Every once it a while it is valuable to evaluate who you spend your time with. This isn't saying spending time with family or old friends is wrong. But look at who is influencing your time. Who is helping you grow? Who are the five people that you spend the most time with?

Are the people you spend the most time with inspiring you to be the best you that you can be or are they ok with status quo or are the maybe holding or pushing you back?

Take a moment this week to evaluate who is around you. Look at your calendar, who is taking up chunks of your time and maybe keeping you from doing more inspiring or constructive activities?

Confucius said "If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room."

You can mentor and be around those who are not pulling you ahead in life, but do not dedicate your life to that. You need others around you who are inspiring you and pushing you to greater things. 

We want to be better, it is in our nature, but if we are spending our time helping others, and there isn't time to work on us, what is the point?

One of the best ways to plan well is to evaluate your support system. 

Determine if you’re surrounding yourself with the right people, who inspire, support and challenge you. The goal is to spend more time with the optimists and supporters in your life and less time with pessimistic people and detractors. And, from time to time, it’s healthy to re-evaluate and make some adjustments.

List the 5 people you spend the most time with. Look at their names and think about your relationship with them and the impact it has on you. Make a conscious decision to spend more time with the positives and less time with the negatives.

Evaluating your relationships is a simple but effective tool for bringing clarity to the relationships in your life. Kim Perell has a great chapter on this in her book:: Ready to Jump: Your One Year Success Plan.