When we're young, our parents are often cautious about the friends we choose. Well, they may have a sound reason for doing so!
The people we surround ourselves with play a huge role in our lives—they determine the conversations we have, the ideas that cross our minds, and the activities that we engage in.
eg: If you spend your time with ambitious people, you’re likely to think big too! Similarly, if you hang out with people who simply wish to indulge in gossip, your scope of thought will be limited to that.
Therefore, it's crucial to choose the right group of friends.
If you're considering re-evaluating your group, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do I feel inspired when I'm with them?
- Does my group make me feel good about myself?
- Do I feel drained or energized after being with them?
- Do they encourage me to achieve my goals?
Choose people that bring out the best in you, people that want to grow, people that inspire you to raise your standards.
After all, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” - Jim Rohn.