Jim Rohn, one of the key voices from the personal development world, offers us an awesome ‘rags-to-riches’ story laced with commitment to goodness and excellence.
One of his quotes landed for me early on, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Rohn believed that by association, we adopt the thoughts, habits, actions and behaviors of the five people we spend most of our time with, which got me thinking about who I spent most of my time with and the ways they influenced my outlook and ideas of what is possible in life.
I would be telling a half-truth if I didn’t say how much this one idea shaped my life for the better.
But what I’ve seen over and over again among highly skilled execs is that instead of those top 5 inspiring them to the next level, they lose connection to themselves, their hopes, their dreams, and their vision of life because they are so driven by the lessons and successes of their mentors.
I’ve attended several events expecting to get to know a person better from their presentation and work, to only find yet another Tony Robbins ‘wanna-be.’ Events where original thoughts seemed missing, and replaced with filler-content, the no heart, no soul, no individuality, mass-produced regurgitation material and themes.
Admittedly, I got pulled into that mindset too, but I knew I was losing myself and my confidence in my voice and ideas.
So, I took these steps to free myself from the mindset of my top 5, to find my strongest voice, my unwavering conviction, my moral compass and my resolute confidence to deliver everyday. Read more here at Boston News Network