Everyone has their inner circle. These are the people you influence and who influence you. You share the same passions, relationships and space. And probably, limiting beliefs…
If you’re like most people, you’ve surrounded yourself with people who give you permission to stay where you are.
The people who go from ordinary to world class, broke to balling, slum dog to millionaire always face “the decision.” Probably the single most difficult decision anyone ever makes on the journey to success:
The decision to change some of the people closest to you.
Of course some of you are wondering why we can’t take these people with us; go on the journey to enlightenment together. We would love to. Unfortunately, that isn’t the way it works out. The odds are simply against you in this regard.
For every person seeking greatness, there are hundreds more charged with safeguarding mediocrity. And hundreds more actively invested in remaining a victim.
Some people you will decide you to limit your exposure to. Some, you may have to eliminate from your life completely. (Such as when you give up an addiction and have people you used to drug with.)
Some of this will be made easier, because the people will eliminate you from their lives. My former partners in victim-hood don’t like me any longer. The people I used to get stoned with have lost interest in me too:
“He’s changed. He’s not like he used to be.” Exactly.
Certainly love everybody and bring everyone on the upward journey that wants to come with you. But know there are some that aren’t ready to come just now, others who will never be ready to come, and yet others who will try to drag you back.
It seems like you’re making a decision on who’s in your life and who’s not. But that isn’t really the decision. The real decision is deciding between the life you have, versus the one you are really meant to live.