Our relationships significantly impact our success. In the same way that our past relationships shaped the person we are today, our current relationships are shaping our future. Jim Rohn captured it best when he said ‘You are the average of the five people you spend most time with’ because the more time we spend with someone, the more we adopt their beliefs and behaviours. While it’s clear our social circle can ‘make’ or ‘break’ our success, most of us don’t consciously choose our peer group. On the other hand, leaders surround themselves with leaders. They consciously seek and maintain relationships with people that lift their mental, emotional and spiritual game.
Lasting change is not a matter of ability – it’s a matter of motivation
Let’s talk about how to stay motivated to make the changes we need to take our lives to world-class! Whether its to quit smoking, get that dream body or promotion, start that business, or improve that relationship, we all have something we want to accomplish. What’s more, we are all capable of the sometimes transformational change needed to achieve that vision. So if the desire and capability is there, why is maintaining our motivation so challenging? Why is it hard to do the things we know will take our success to the next level?
There’s a misconception that spirituality and ambition are somehow mutually exclusive and people who have ambitious goals, are not spiritual and/or unhappy with their current lives. Its perspectives like this that beg the question – Can you truly be spiritual and ambitious?