Who are your closest friends? With whom do you spend the majority of your time? Read to know if you need new friends.
The late author and speaker, Jim Rohn, says that you are the average of your five closest friends. You as a person, and financially, are not only a reflection of said people but also one of them. Look around you. Is this where you want to be? Are these the people you aspire towards being?
Do you need new friends?
As you journey along your path of personal development, you’ll find that you may change the people with whom you spend the most time. This is a normal and desirable effect.
As you grow, the things you value, the way you think, the way you prioritize your time- these things will all change. Naturally, you’ll find new people in your life with similar values and a similar way of viewing the world around them.
Similarly, you may find that the people closest to you provide resistance.
Change frightens people.
Your improvement may intimidate others, as it’s easier to maintain the equilibrium of their current life than risk considering how things COULD be. Change is scary.
The idea of pursuing goals, truly going after your dreams, may cause fear. The fear is of failure. If you maintain the current state of your life, you can’t fail. But you also cannot win.
Which is more important to you?