This is the truth. Most people don't want to feel inferior and most people generally want to feel accepted. Most people are not massively successful either.
Could there be a correlation?
How could there not be?
I once heard that you are the sum total of the books you read and the people that you hang out with. This is 100% truth.
So, who do you hang out with?
Do you hang out with the doers and the dreamers or the whiners and complainers?
Do hang out with the people that accept you for "who you are" or the people that hold you to a higher standard? Are you envious and jealous of the success of certain people or do you ask them how they do it?
Do you act out and think it is OK because all your friends act out?
I'm sure you get my drift.
If your goal and mission is to get healthy and fit are you hanging our with smokers and people that go to the bar and watch football games all weekend?
Are you working out everyday and hanging out with your workout partners, going to bed early on Friday nights so you can get up early to go to a race on Saturday?
Do you ever look at your friends and say, "who these people are losers?"
That's not a good sign.
Actually it is a sign that you need new friends.
Why don't most of us change? That one is simple. It's hard. It's hard to find new friends that are doing things that make us uncomfortable. It's hard to find new friends that are different.
It's easy to fall into the same old trap of hanging with people that make you feel good.
I absolutely love hanging out with my friends that are more successful than I am. My attitude is that maybe they will rub off on me!
So what do you do?
My suggestion is to start hanging out with with people that empower, support and stretch you. If the people that you hang out with currently what to grow with you then cool.
If not then is it worth it to keep them around?
Before we got together Teresa used to love to go out dancing and to the bars on the weekends. The people we hang out with now don't do that. Teresa has found more joy and success in the last 3 years of her life then in the entire previous 30 years.
Is that a coincidence? I think not.
Hopeful you got my message today. I am trying to help and if you take it the wrong way I am sorry. I just know that if you want more from life then you need to BE MORE.
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To your success,
Rick Copley, Your Best Fitness Coach
"Empowering YOU to be a champion"