Who are you surrounded with?

I have to blog about this because it’s literally been the bane of my existence for the past few months. I have been wanting to get this site up for ages, blogging solely on social media pages & whatever other outlets I could reach (the whiteboard in my kitchen, etc). For some reason my site wasn’t allowing configuration with WordPress and I’d pretty much just left it on the to do list for way, way too long.

Enter the boyfriend. He has been diligently plugging away at a writing project I haven’t been allowed to see for the past month or so. Although I’m curious, I also respect his privacy. This morning he tells me he has a site set up (it’s not finished yet, otherwise I’d plug it here). I’m a fairly competitive person and that flared up when I heard that he had figured out how to get things configured and I still haven’t even paid attention to it. “I’ve been busy!” I told myself. Well, we’re all busy. Figure it out. That was the push I needed to get myself into gear.

3 hours and 2 coffees later I have a site that looks like it will be configured by the end of the day, blog posts up and a proper way to express my overall desire to share insights.

This begs the question – who do you surround yourself with? Are the people in your inner circle somewhat excited about life or just getting through the day? I don’t necessarily  believe that you become the exact replica of the 5 people you spend the most time with, however I do believe that success leaves clues, and if you want to get a different result you have to offer different behaviour. If you’re someone who can pull  that out of yourself, hats off to you! I find I have moments like that, however I love being surrounded by people who are also pulling it out of themselves and feed off of their accomplishments! Being happy and excited for someone can produce massive amounts of productive energy.

If you’re reading this and thinking you have no one who’s remotely excited about the future in your life right now, then this is your opportunity to step up. You might not have all the resources you need or see results right away, however, you’ll be amazed at the amount of momentum you’ll create over 3 days, a week, a month…you name it. The future is intoxicating when you’re looking at it as the opportunity it is. Fall in love with it. You’ve already done it once, remember how excited you used to get for Christmas when you were a kid? Granted, you’re not going to replicate that level of enthusiasm immediately, but give it a month and see what happens. I can already hear the voice in your head; “but what if nothing happens? What if I start doing a cool project and it doesn’t work out and I waste that time and energy?” Then you TRIED. The only thing that matters. Get used to trying, failing, no one noticing. The only real difference between doing it and not doing it, is you made an effort to contribute to your fellow humans. You tried to share your gifts today. That matters.

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