It is often said that we become the 5 people we most often hang around, but is this really true?
This is a saying started by Jim Rohn which has spread all over the internet especially in personal development circles.
It makes sense that those who you spend time with can affect you, but the real question we should be asking is, to what extent?
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
― Jim Rohn
It is pretty obvious that some people are less open to being affected by others, otherwise everyone would just copy everyone else, and with that we’d all be exactly the same. Since this isn’t the case, then there must be more to what actually influences us.
From personal experience, I have spent time with groups of friends who do drugs regularly, but I haven’t been tempted to go and join them. Just the same, I have hung out with people who eat all kinds of crappy junk food, but it simply doesn’t appeal to me.
Is this because I have some sort of Godly determination to stand behind my decision and beliefs? No, definitely not.
To find out exactly why I am able to live out what I believe in, watch the video below where I fully expand on what I have found to be the most effective way to stick to your ideals.