"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." ~ Jim Rohn
Who are the 5 people in your inner circle? Do they encourage, inspire and lift you up? Or are they always complaining, criticizing and vomiting negativity?
We all have those people in our lives that we love dearly, but they drain us. Being an intuitive, I am heavily impacted by negative people and I've had to learn how to set healthy boundaries and in some cases, distance myself. How can you still love on those people, but also remain in integrity and protect yourself? Is it time to let them go? These are serious questions to ponder, because I guarantee they are having an impact on your life whether you realize it or not. It's a tough call, but one only you can make.
Who should we surround ourselves with? Here are some of my essential must-haves:
There's also a great article about this in Success Magazine. It says these are the five friends you need in your inner circle:
Take some time this week to sit down and assess your inner circle. Make a pros and cons list or rate them 1-5 based on the suggestions above. Once done, evaluate your inner circle and see where there are gaps or where changes need to be made. As I stated earlier, you may need to let them go, or you may just need to set some healthy boundaries; do what's best for you.
I host a self-development book club and we are currently reading A Tribe Called Bliss: Break Through Superficial Friendships, Create Real Connections, Reach Your Highest Potential by Lori Harder. It is a fantastic book that dives head first into female relationships, comparison, competition, isolation and how to find the tribe that was meant for you.
Here's to another week of living your life by design, not by default!