Think about the 5 people you associate with the most. Research shows that the traits these friends have will influence the way you think and act. You will become like those friends within 5 years. You will gravitate toward their attributes. So think about it…
Are your friends happy? Successful? Positive? Healthy? Generous? Do these friends bring out the best in you?
Or are your friends complainers? In debt? Unhealthy? Dealing with substance abuse problems? Negative? Rude? When you spend time with your friends, do you feel negative and drained?
You do have a choice! Let go of the friends who are no longer uplifting you. Spend time with people who inspire you to be better!
Start joining in on social events with others. Ask a co-worker who you respect out for coffee, or participate in an activity that you have always wanted to try. Introduce yourself to new people who seem to have it all. Position yourself near greatness, and it will rub off on you!
If loyalty or other issues tie you to your old friends, and you don’t want to cut them out completely, start adding in more positive friends to your group. By shifting your social circle to a more positive one, you will feel better, and do better in life. Surround yourself with people you aspire to be like, and you will notice a change!