Look At Your Circle Of Friends
Think of your circle of five closest friends. You likely have the same tastes, follow the same religion, dress similarly and spend money on the same things. Your five closest friends usually are the same when it comes to health as well. For example, smokers tend to hang around smokers. As parents or as children, we all know this. This is why parents say, “don’t hang out with that bad crowd” because parents know you will be like those with whom you associate with. This is why it makes sense to hang out with successful people, whether those people are successful when it comes to health, as well as wealth, relationships, or intelligence. If I’m at a dinner event, I try to sit at a table where I’m the dumbest one at the table. If I’m the smartest one at the table, we’re in trouble!
The same principle holds true especially when it comes to your health. How would you feel if an overweight doctor told you to lose weight? If your doctor is energetic, fit and positive, then do as they say! It’s been said that “success leaves clues.” Listen to those who have done well, and you will succeed too. If you find that your circle of friends are not where you want to be – if they’re always eating out, won’t exercise, yet continuously complain about their weight – I know it’s harsh to say, you simply need to elevate your game and expand your circle of friends. And when I say friends, it doesn’t have to be a friend. It can be a mentor. Someone you look up to. Someone you can learn and improve from.
Want to be healthier? Join a gym, and you’re more likely to make new friends who are doing the same healthy exercise. Instead of going for a smoke break with a friend, go for a brisk 15-minute walk with someone else. Want to have more money? Look to someone who is where you would like to be. Learn from them, and save or invest money like they do. So think of your circle of five. Look at their personal relationships, financial situation, as well as their waist size. If you find yourself struggling to get to a better point in life, seek out a mentor, expand your circle of friends, and success will be right around the corner.