In life we can choose to behave in one of two ways. We can be positive and live a life of fulfillment or we can choose to be victims and live a life of complaint and negativity. I personally choose the life that makes me happiest. In order for me to be happy, I surround myself around people who make me feel good. I love being around the people who bring out the absolute best in me, the people who make me feel high off of life, and the people who have qualities that I respect.
I have been fortunate enough to meet extraordinary people in my life. I have met Lisa Nichols, who is a breakthrough specialist and co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and a teacher of the “The Secret”. I had the privilege to get to know the captivating person she is. Months later I had the honor of meeting Anthony Robbins, who is known to be “the father of the life coach industry”, and one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. What do these two people have in common? What makes them fascinating people? These people believe in themselves, and therefore have accomplished their dreams and have created their own success. These people have changed the world for the better and continue to do so every single day they are on this earth. No matter what battle they have faced, they came out of it as champion. They have truly set free the person who they have wanted to become.
I look up to people like Lisa and Tony; therefore, I surround myself with people who have the same qualities as they do. Those people are called my friends. I have met my friends through middle school, high school, and college. Some of these people I connected with the day I met them, whereas others took a while to build a solid and trustworthy relationship. I met a lot of my friends through activities that I am passionate about. Some of those activities are running, basketball, soccer, and attraction. I met one of my friends when waiting in line to buy Cheez-its and another of my friends through running cross country and track and field.
Who are your friends? Are you surrounding yourself around the right people? I believe in two things, people who bring out the best in you and people who bring out the worst in you. I have had each of those kinds of friends. I think it is important to always evaluate your friends and take some time to think about whom you are spending your valuable time with. This week, I challenge you to think about your friends, how they treat you, and how you treat them. You deserve the best in life, and therefore should be surrounding yourself with the people who bring out the absolute best in you!