Have you ever heard of the saying “you are a mixture of your friends?” Well guess what? It’s true!

People surround themselves with similar, like minded people as we have common ground, get on well and tend to agree on similar things.  Why would you spend some time with someone who you have nothing in common with and feel passionately about completely different subjects, and find different things funny?

So why does this affect who we are and how successful we become?

Because things like success, hard work and positivity rub off on each other.  When you spend time with people who have similar goals and objectives and who don’t let anything stand in their way, that makes you equally as driven, right?

Take a moment to think about who your 5 closest friends are and think about the positive things which they bring to your life.  Ask yourself these questions; Do they believe in you? Are they hard working? Are they successful at what they do? Are they passionate about what they do?

If the answers are yes then learn from them and listen to what they say.  Now I am not for one minute suggesting that you change your friends if the answers were “no” but perhaps you should add to your friendship circle people who inspire and motivate you.

As Oprah Winfrey once said. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

surround yourself with like minded people