Aristotle suggested that the goal of life is to maximize your happiness by living virtuously, fulfilling your own potential as a human – and engaging with friends, family and others in mutually beneficial activities.
And that last part is where the danger lies…
In the last post, I mentioned how the people you associate with have a dramatic and vital role in how you think, and the perspective you develop toward life.
Jim Rohn suggested your income would be the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Personally, I believe this median average holds true for all areas of your prosperity: health, marriage, relationships, etc. Which takes us back to the issue I mentioned yesterday…
How you can backslide back to negative thinking.
In order for your thoughts to keep moving upward, your programming has to be following the same trajectory. And sometimes – oftentimes – that is going to mean that as you move toward enlightenment, you will have to change some of the people in your life. Not to be negative, but here is the reality today…
Most people are not aware they are being programmed with lack and limitation. Most people are not doing daily self-development. Most people react to stimuli, but aren’t actually mindful; the thinker of the thought. As a result of all this, the default setting for most people is a negative mindset.
So with all this in mind, take an inventory of the people you are spending a lot of time with, online and off. How would you rate their default setting towards money, success, health, and happiness?
Again, not trying to be negative, simply honest. So the odds are great that you are surrounded with many negative people. You probably work with, live with, or are married to some. So what do you do about it?
That’s where we’ll pick up in the next post. In the meantime, please check in below.