The people we choose to surround ourselves with impacts the way we think, act and feel on a day-to-day basis. We need companionship, love and empathy on this journey. Keep up the good work! Proverbs 28:23 Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than. Whether it be friends, family or colleagues, it is important to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. However, no single person will think of every important question.
The time starts now for them to live by an ultimatum saying that if they want to be in your life they have to do the things necessary in order to stay in your life. While waiting for the tow truck, I posted about being stranded to Facebook. We all spend time with people daily that whether we acknowledge it or not are influencing our lives. One neighbor, I intentionally see once a week. Make sure that you are directly involved with people who lift you, inspire you, and motivate you to do and be more.
John 15:13 No one has greater love than this—that one lays down his life for his friends. Your circle should be well rounded and supportive. While measuring personal success against the success of another is like comparing apples and oranges, we can measure our drive with the drive of other relentless workers. Communications director by day, freelance wordsmith by night, you can usually find her drinking coffee or escaping to the mountains. I trust that the Godly characteristics I see in their lives will rub off on me and I will become better for it. Because I lived and worked with this same group of people on a daily basis, there was almost no time for me to recharge my batteries. This thought kind of makes me feel bad for the smartest technical mind in the world.
Just like spending time with the wise and impact us positively, spending time with fools can and will impact us negatively. Muffins with Mom with my youngest son. Fortunately, we were near a cross street where we could safely pull over. Their evening walks or bookstore wanderings may become your new favorite outlet on stressful days. Weigh in with a , and connect with Google+ Twitter. My van had other ideas.
Share your gifts with others just as they share their gifts with you. A true God-friend can help keep you sharp in the Spirit, letting you know when you are getting off track. When I reflect on my past successes and failures, I realize the significant impact relationships have on my life. The way you live your life and treat others will help you attract high character people. The part about being around negative people at work is so very true. After working for him, I realized he had rekindled some of the joy that got me into computers and technology in the first place.
Joining a ministry or Bible study or other church activity can be a good way to make personal connections. By surrounding yourself with the opposite, you create a personal environment that is conducive to the opposite. Related: People who ask questions. Surrounding yourself with the right type of people can help success come more naturally to you than being around those who might hold you back. But as an introvert, it was exhausting to constantly be surrounded by people.
You cannot surround yourself with negative people and expect positive outcomes. My friends treat people well, have a sense of humor, are interesting, and celebrate the success of others. The people you surround yourself with—those you interact with regularly—have a huge impact on you. I now have a new van. Not everyone treats them well. Do not choose bad friends.
Everyone else is just passing through. Some people seem to struggle each day to find contentment or a happy way of living, while others easily face each day with spirit. Said another way, when you are around the right people you will hear the right things! If not, then ask yourself what you can do to change that. Ask God for wisdom when choosing friends in your life and remember bad company ruins good morals so choose your friends wisely. This puzzled me at first, but as I learned the job and gained new technical skills, I realized he was right. Opinions expressed by Forbes BrandVoice Contributors are their own. You also need to cut out the negative people who drain you and keep you back.
Take five minutes today to reflect on the people you surround yourself with and the environments you immerse yourself in. A sense of humor will get you through life. Surrounding yourself with positive, thoughtful peers really gets the creative juices flowing. You have me beat by a landslide. Ecclesiastes 4:9- 10 Two people are better than one because together they have a good. School When Tom was diagnosed with cancer, we were asked repeatedly if we had family nearby who could help. Good friends tell you what you need to hear rather than trying to flatter you.
When times get hard and the going seems to get tougher to the point to where you want to give up, do the people around you influence you to give up, or do they influence you to keep going. Another offered to lend me her car. If everyone you know does the exact same thing, opportunities for growth are limited. We become like those we keep closest: There's an old saying that we become like those we choose to hold closest. People who would never take advantage of you.