Sunday, February 27, 2011

Who Are You Spending Time With???

I was horribly frustrated this past week, not because I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing for myself, but because I was scared that at some point I would quit doing what is good for me. I ended up talking to my sister and she told me that we as individuals are an average of the five people we spend the most time with. She basically told me this theory to remind me to take a look around every once in a while to determine whether the five closest people to me are people I would want to be like.

After this conversation I quickly took inventory of the people I spend the most time with and of course googled this theory and here is what I found...

First I realized how lucky I am.  Yes there is always room for improvement however the five people I spend the most time with are pretty extraordinary. I try to keep positive, motivated, caring, friendly company that will make me better and when I realize I have a negative influence I try to rid my life of that influence. I also found this exercise on the personal excellence blog. After reading this blog I again looked at the people I surround myself with, thought about the people I most want to be like and tried to figure out how I could improve my chance of becoming the person I want to be.

You might be asking yourself how this topic relates to my 'Couch to Athlete' blog...

Well here is your answer. I want to be healthy, I want to spend more of my time on meaningful activities, I want to be a hippy (I know I know this is crazy but it is true), I want to be EXTRAORDINARY (ask me about this sometime), I want to be an athlete. OK so I did say Hippy and Athlete in the same sentence I guess that means I have Frisbee golf in my future??? Maybe not... Although I am good at frisbee golf...

In all seriousness though, I have to make sure all of the people I surround myself with have at least one of these attributes.  

I challenge you to think about who you want to become and look around to see if you have the right influences in your life to become the best you. I know I do!!!

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