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The Fight

Associate yourself with people of good quality,. It's better to be alone than in bad company.

If you hang out with five millionaires, you will be the sixth.  If you hang out with five geniuses, you will be the sixth.  If you hang out with five knuckleheads, you will be the sixth.  We are the average of the five people we hang out with the most.  Are those people positive, successful, talented, of good repute? Because if they aren’t there is a good chance that your life is being affected negatively by them.

We are called to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, but that doesn’t mean sacrificing your hopes, goals, and dreams for the sake of dragging someone along with you to your detriment.  Sometimes the “fat” needs to be trimmed off of the life we are living. The people we surround ourselves with are either the wind in our sails or the anchor in the mud holding us back.

I have made my living by seeking out and finding the people I want to surround myself with.  Do you need to take a harder look at your inner circle?  Do they share in the hunger for goals, like you?  Do they support you through the good times and the bad?  We all have positive influences in our lives we wish we were closer to…I challenge you to make a call or send a text to them today and deepen that relationship.  Your success depends on it!