We all know the feeling. A family member or close friend who just will not stop complaining and spouting negative energy every time they walk in the room. You've got one of these people in your life, right?
We feel guilty and obligated to hang out with them, listen to their problems and try to give them the best advice we can think of but they never take any of it to heart or make any concrete changes. Not only is it frustrating but incredibly draining. And is in no way serving you.
One of my favorite Jim Rohn lines is "You are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with." Have y'all ever noticed yourself using words or phrases that your friend or partner says all the time? I do! We are constantly learning and absorbing what we find in our surrounding environment, the good and bad.
If you are surrounded by people who constantly complain, gossip, always struggle for money, in negative relationships... that will start to register in your mind as normal (aka, truth). No thank you.
If you are surrounded by people who are constantly challenging you, inspiring you, encouraging you to get outside of your comfort zone.... that will start to register in your mind as normal (aka, truth). Yes please!
Which of those scenarios is more up your alley?