“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”.
That quote from Jim Rohn, who wrote The Art of Exceptional Living has traveled many business circles. Think about it in your personal life. Have you ever thought about who you hang out with the most? Have you ever thought about who was a positive or negative influence in your life? Have you ever had a friend negate an idea of yours or tell you that you couldn’t do something?
I want to encourage you to take a different look at who you are spending the most time with. Are you inspired, accepted, encouraged, challenged, or motivated after being around him or her? Are they contributing to your personal growth and success?
While working at doing something new, I became intentional to seek out and spend more time with others whom could challenge me and stretch me in an area that is out of my comfort zone. While I still want to hang with my friends whom I am comfortable with, I am finding opportunities to be with some new people who are not only a source of encouragement, but have a great amount of good ideas and suggestions.
You are never too old to learn.