Most of us have people we work with, or live with, or have to deal with in some way another, who really irk us. Some people are just poisonous – the atmosphere deteriorates as soon as they enter the room. They bring a dark cloud with them.
Then there are the kind of people you want to be around. The atmosphere changes as soon as they enter the room – for the better. They are positive, upbeat. They see opportunity where others see difficulty. They radiate positivity and are uplifting to be around.
The title of this post is a quote from Jim Rohn and there’s some real truth to it. In some ways you really are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Would you be a better person if you hung out with Mother Teresa or hitler?
If I could choose people to hang around with it would be people like: Buddha, Jesus, Patanjali, Dr George King, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Bruce Lee, and of course William Shatner :) I know that’s more than five but it’s really hard to narrow it down!
Who are the people you spend the most time with, and are they bringing you up or down?