Only you know your lived experience each day and the narrative through which you create your own story. Who are the people that add to that story? Are they people that buoy you up or pull you down? Or are they people who have minimal impact in your life?
Do these people want to know about your dreams, hopes, and aspirations? Do they invest their time and energy into helping you be your best self? Or push you on to do great things in your life? Do they show they care?
I once heard the expression, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I didn’t really get it at the time or care to understand what this quote actually meant. Or how it applied in my life.
I now get it and it matters more than ever. I want to surround myself with people who matter. People who make a genuine difference in my life. This means I do have to give up some relationships in the process.
What about you? Who do you surround yourself with? Thanks for reading.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.