We’ve all been told since childhood to be careful about who we spend our time with. From that one “problem” friend that our parents never trusted and was consequently blamed for all of our mistakes, we realize we’re all capable of falling in love and friendship with the wrong people. Not wrong in general – but just the wrong people for us.
As an adult, you truly realize the impact that your friends and coworkers have on your life, attitude and outlook. Despite all the arguing and teenage angst, we really are the company we keep.
Find a squad that aligns with your goals. Encourage the friends and family you love to pursue theirs. As you bring yourself up, you’ll likely bring those around you up as well. And there’s also the possibility that you may lose a few friends as you progress, change, grow and succeed.
We’ve all had that experience where we meet up with a friend and are excited about our new lives and realize there isn’t much to talk about anymore. Or worse, we notice them verbally pitching a dark cloud over our heads as we share our happiness.
Always remember to love yourself first, and don’t be afraid to let go or distance yourself from those that don’t support your journey.
Stay patient, because your peers will find you. When you’re constantly at the gym, park, beach and health food store, you’re bound to run into the same people that share your self love and are on the same journey. Your vibe attracts your tribe.