You may or may not have heard this before. You may or may not agree. And although I don’t believe you should give people the power to determine your happiness, I do agree that the things and people around you can have a major influence on your overall vibe.
When someone around us is sad, it has an impact on us. Likewise, when someone around us is happy, it also has an impact on us. Have you ever been speaking to someone who is laughing so much while trying to recall a funny story, but they can’t get the words out and you find yourself laughing too even though you are yet to hear the funny story? Their joy and laughter has radiated from them and altered your state to match their joy and laughter without even knowing the source of the cause.
It is believed that you are the average of the 5 people you most spend your time with, in happiness, in love, in finances, in perspective and more. If this is the case, then look at your 5 closest people now. Do you like what you see? Are you surrounded by people who are positive, always laughing, planning fun things to do and earn a great wage? Or, do you see people who are stuck in a negative cycle, always complaining, always make excuses to why they can’t do fun things and never have enough money?
I’m not suggesting you should blame or shame the people who are not living up to the ideal state you wish them to be in. Everyone is on their own journey and perhaps they don’t know they’re in a negative state or that they have the power to change it.
This is about you. This is about your journey.
In fact, by up-leveling yourself and saying yes to a happier, fuller life that’s more in-line with who you were born to be, you actually do them a huge favour by allowing them to follow in the footsteps that you’ve taken or at least believe that they deserve happiness too.
Get clear about the version of yourself you want to be. Get clear on what you want from life. Get clear on the conversations you want to have and start having those conversations, either with your existing friends or make new ones (or do both!)
There is no limit to what you can be, do or have in life and anything you want, there are people on this planet who either want to same or already have the same and know how to help you get it too.
We are blessed to live in an age where we can communicate with people across this enormous globe in an instant. We can see and speak to someone on the other side of the world in real time through technology, electricity and the almighty internet. Don’t place limitations on what is available to you.
If you could not fail, how would you like to design your life?
What conversations would you have?
What plans would you make with your friends?
What would you do with your spare time?
What can you do to implement some aspects of this life into your current situation?