It doesn’t matter how smart you are, it doesn’t matter how talented you are, which skills you have, where you are born, or which family you came from. The most important thing if you want to be successful in life is the people you surround yourself with.

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’

I am the average of the five people I spend the most time with.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

This relates to the law of averages, which is the theory that the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes. 5 people of influence success

Others around me determine how I think, how I act, and ultimately how successful I will be.

Others around you determine how you think, how you act and ultimately how successful you will be.

When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced — whether we like it or not — by those closest to us. It affects our way of thinking, our self-esteem, and our decisions. Of course, everyone is their own person, but research has shown that we’re more affected by our environment than we think.

While it’s ideal to be closely surrounded by positive, supportive people who want you to succeed, it’s also necessary to have your critics.

Novices only want to hear positive feedback. Experts want negative feedback, so that they can make progress.

And the more successful you become, the more criticism you’ll face.

I believe I’m someone who took longer than most people to understand this concept. I also clung onto relationships with people far too long. 5 people of influence skydiving

All of them were great people, people I respect like I want to respect every other human being. Yet, I always knew these are not the people that are dying to be incredibly successful, incredibly happy, and doing no matter what it takes to chase their dreams.

Don’t be afraid to lose some friends, support from your family, or anything else if that means you start surrounding yourself with the right people. Instead of becoming the average of some average people, fly with the best.

Salespeople, entrepreneurs and all successful people know that, in order to increase your wins, you’ve also got to increase your losses.

Whether you want to believe it or not, I believe this is how it works.

The people you spend the most time with make you.

You are their average.

Evaluate the people in your life then promote, demote or terminate.

You are the C.E.O. of your life.

Committed to your fitness success,

Derek Kuryliw

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