Turns out, we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.
It makes sense if you think about it.
If you spend enough with someone you’ll start to think alike, say the same sayings, have the same values, and even laugh the same and like the same things.
You’ll start taking on the traits of the five people you spend the most time with.
I have been pretty lucky in the peers department. The universe choose to put those people in my path, I didn’t choose them.
The people I went to school with, my childhood friends growing up, cousins I got to spend time with, the people I’ve worked with, and all of the friends I made along the way, all played a role influencing who I am today. Thankfully most of them were good and decent people.
When you consider who you want to be, how much money you want to make, what level you want to be on, and how much good you want to do for your fellow human, the people who you spend the most time with are very important.
“When you’re around happy inspirational people that are successful it makes you feel better and you get inspired and if you act on that inspiration your life will be more fulfilled.”Joe Rogan
My best friends give me inspiration and motivation to be better and do better every day because I know they strive to do the same.
My friends and family that I chat with on a regular basis make me want to explore and seek adventure, provide words of wisdom with my personal journey, show me how to cook, and where to shop.
The people I work with motivate me to get up in the morning to put the work in because I know they’ll be there moving the project forward.
Who makes up your average and how are they motivating, inspiring, and helping you?