The last post on what you must do to counter-program against memes created some interesting comments. Let’s look at little deeper at the issue of the people around you…
Jim Rohn always said your income would be the average of the five closest people around you. I think the same thing holds true for your health, relationships and everything else.
I had a fascinating experience with this a few years ago when I went back for a visit in my hometown. The newspaper ran a story on the front page of the business section, with a huge photo of me. People who had been to my seminars or bought my books tracked me down to connect. Yet none of my past friends from when I lived there did. And I’m pretty sure why…
Back when I lived there, everyone I hung around with was a professional victim like me. Since I no longer live in that world, we have nothing in common.
Interestingly enough, I’m developing new friends in the area. People who are more attuned to the consciousness I am at now. And that is exciting. For you and me.
Because as you grow and develop, old things that no longer serve you gradually (or sometimes abruptly) fall away. And you replace them with people and things that do.
So what do the five people closest to you look like?
P.S. I’m with my softball team in Cologne, Germany. Eight years ago in Sydney we won the Silver medal. Four years ago in Chicago we won the Silver medal again. Yesterday, we won the Gold. Thanks for all the support and positive encouragement you guys have been sending on Twitter!