During our bi-monthly Pump Rally, this past Saturday, guests had the pleasure of discussing faith, fearlessness and follow-through. The conversation was compelling and very much thought-provoking. All three of these factors must work simultaneously in order for one’s purpose to manifest. In short, your faith allows you to fearlessly follow through on acts that you might have thought you’d never achieve for your life. As I discussed how these three entities have shaped my life, during the open forum, I began to think, how much of a person’s follow through is connected to who they follow?
Who do you consistently associate yourself with? Now, answer this. What value have they added to your life? Do they have vision? Are they honest with you? Do they inspire you? How have they improved your life overall? At a certain point in time it’s important that you examine your immediate circle and decide who is beneficial to your life. This is not to say that you are better than anyone but it is vital to validate the company you keep. The old adage “birds of a feather flock together” conveys much truth. You will only be as great as the people you surround yourself with. Understand that everyone should not have a seat at your “life table”. As your goals and accomplishments change, so should your circle. This does not mean kick everyone to the curb. It only means it’s time for you to Evaluate & Execute.
At one point in time I found myself struggling to fit in with a specific group of people. Honestly, I’m not even sure what attracted me to these individuals in the first place. We didn’t have any of the same goals, dreams, or vision. As a matter of fact, we didn’t have too much of anything in common. I allowed my loneliness to affect who I followed. BIG MISTAKE. Now that I think about it, I realize their follow-through indirectly affected my own. I was so complacent in just getting by that my mentality moved further away from my goals and closer to things that warranted no production. I, too, began to think that my desires were “unrealistic”.
Toxic thinking is sometimes CONTAGIOUS. It’s up to you to decide who you grace your presence with. You want to make sure that you surround yourself with people who know what they want out of life and are actively taking the steps to go and get it. When you know better you can become great.
Your network affects your follow-through! So link up with those who are going somewhere. You follow me?
YOUR CIRCLE MATTERS!
By Dr. Avis Foley
Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly