Saturday, February 20, 2010

A quote

Do you ever hear or read quotes and they just strike you?

I heard this the other day, and thought, wow!

We are the average of the five people we are around the most~ Jim Rohn
I started thinking about that now and years past, and it makes sense. Have you ever hung out with someone who is really negative, controlling and mean, and found you started acting that way? Or, someone that is really great and just motivates you to want to be a better person? We often stay in friendships because we have had them for a really long time and feel we need to be loyal, even when we know the friendship has died. Being with people that you don't really like and are in your five can alter who you are to some degree.

The woman who used this quote used it in a snobby way. She said when she heard this she realized her Friend's were not going anywhere or were never going to be wealthy, and she knew she needed to surround herself with wealthy people so she could be more like them. I thought that was shallow and snobby. I took it this quote differently, I guess. I took it to mean character and integrity. It was an impressive quote.
Here is a few others by the same man.

"Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it."

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better."

"The most important question to ask in a job is not what am I getting but what am I becoming."


Medical Librarian said...

You have me looking up Jim Rohn now.