Masterful Mindsets – Surrounded By Greatness

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” ~ Mark Twain


Who do you spend most of your time with? Do you surround yourself with people that encourage and empower you? Or do you spend your time around negative people who would rather pull you down to their level then hold your hand as you rise together?

Action Challenge: 

We’ve all heard the saying that you are like the 5 people you surround yourself with most. So take a look around at who you spend the most time with. If they are not people you want to be like, then it’s time to make some changes.

I realize that sometimes you don’t have a choice. You may work with what I call “poisonous” people. Their negativity can bite you without warning and start to flow through you like gangrene. Creeping through your body and killing off the parts of you that contain your hopes and dreams.

You may also have family members like this. In my work with clients, one of the first things we do is identify their self-limiting beliefs. And of course at the root of their beliefs, is always their family of origin. No surprise, really. That is the case for all of us. But the thing is, no matter where you come from or who is in your life by necessity… there are plenty of people that you can put in your life by choice. And that is so very important to remember. You can choose who you let into your inner circle. And you can balance out the negative people you must be around with positive people you choose to be around. You always have a choice about who you let into your life. Put on a shield of armor around the small, negative people. Be cautions around them. You don’t have to invite them into your thoughts. Instead, surround yourself with people that will encourage you to dream. People who not only believe that you can become great but believe that they can too. These are people who lead by example. They are standing at the top and extending their hand to help pull you up.

My challenge to you is to take a good close look at who you spend the most time with. How is who they are, influencing who you are? If you don’t like your answers then it’s time to find those people that will encourage and inspire you. Do you know someone that you’d like to spend more time with because you believe they would empower you to be your best? Invite them out for dinner. Do you know of a group or organization that has a mission you believe in? Join it. Do you feel alone in this quest? You are not… With the power of social media, you can connect with people all over the world that have the same desire to be positive and achieve their dreams. People who will encourage and inspire you. Connect with those people… be surrounded by greatness and you too can become your greatest, best true you.

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