By: Ana Margarita A. Olar| Vigorbuddy.com
Say no to people who suck the happiness within you. Here are the reasons why you should consciously surround yourself with positive people:
- We become the average of five people we spend most of our time with. This philosophy is not from me. I heard it from a business coach named Jim Rohn. You may protest that it is difficult because you cannot choose your workmates or your family. These people surround you every day. Yes, it’s true. Sometimes, we cannot choose who we are going to meet every day. But, we can choose who we are going to listen to every day.
Remember, you have the power to consciously decide. So, if your workmates love to gossip; refrain from digging in. Put on your headphone and listen to success audiobooks instead. Attend training and seminars to meet like-minded people who wanted to grow like you.
- Happiness is contagious. I have a friend who loves to go to the mountain. I love to meet her because the way she smiles and sees things entice happiness. She is always thankful with all the blessings that she have- big or small. The way she laughs came from her heart. I knew it because I can feel it.
This is the reason why there are times that you feel sad, stressed, or depressed even if you know that there are many things you should be grateful with. Emotions are contagious. Choose what you want to feel every day.
- Positive people lift you up. I have two growth friends with whom I can talk my future plans and goals. I call them growth friends because we talk about our dreams and goals.
I know, sometimes, there’s a limited number of people in our lives to whom we can share our life goals. There are times that we cannot even share these ideas with our family or close friends.
You have to grow your network and meet people who have positive thoughts.
Your mind is powerful and the people you spend most of your time with can affect you. Choose positive people and spend more time with them.