“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” – Jim Rohn

There is an old saying, “Steel sharpens steel,” which means that we can only improve our lives and reach our full potential if we surround ourselves with people who only ¬†make us better. Think about it. If your entire circle of friends is always negative, always making excuses about why they can’t do or accomplish something, that brings you down and you might adopt their thinking. On the other hand, if you hang with a group of GOAL diggers and go-getters, their drive, ambition, and dedication will probably rub off on you and make your more inclined to work toward your goals.

While you don’t have to get rid of those Debbie Downers in your crew, you can’t allow them detract you from your path.Intstead cultivate new friendships with those working just as hard (and harder) than you to live the lives they want.

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