Back When I Knew it All (Part 2)

You Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future
One of the biggest barrier shattering truths I’ve learned is how important the people you surround yourself with are. If you’ve ever heard me tell my story, you’ve heard me talk about my “oompa lumpa” friend who changed my life with a quote about friends. He said to me:
“Bubba, friends love you the way you are, but real friends love you enough to not let you stay where you are.”
At that moment, I evaluated my life and relationships and determined that I would become purposeful in choosing who I surround myself with. I want to surround myself with people who will bring out the best in me and challenge and encourage me to reach my maximum potential.

Here are some nuggets that have helped me in this area:

  • If you’re following nobody, you’ll become nobody
  • “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens another man!”
  • Most people won’t be in your inner circle because you want them to be, you have to ask them
  • You will go no higher in life and in purpose than the immediate circle of those who surround you in daily life.

I will probably do a whole series sometime on the people you surround yourself with.

Who do you purposefully hang out with that will take you to a higher level? Challenge you? Help you reach your potential?


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