One of the ways to reach full potential and do your very best is to surround yourself with people who demand the most of you. Those that demand very little are not helping you become your best. In fact they are actually helping to hold you back.
My grandmother always said, “Birds of a feather flock together.” If you hang out with people that are not achieving and moving forward in their lives that is very likely what you will end up doing as well. People who are not striving to be their best are going to require that you underachieve as well. Although you might not want to admit that the friends you hang out with have that much effect on you, don’t kid yourself. Friends are mirrors. They reflect back to you who you are.
If you want to be more than you are today, hang out with people that will demand your best. Make friends with people who demand you be, and do, your best and will accept nothing less. I like to hang out with people that are more successful than I. That kind of friend inspires me to keep striving. Friends that are not doing their best will be uncomfortable when you are doing really well and they will try to pull you down. Don’t settle for people in your life that don’t demand your best. You deserve better.
Do your friends demand your best?
Notice who your friends are and what they demand of you. If your friends are not demanding the best from you perhaps it is time to ask them to do so, or add some new friends to your circle.
Daily Success Formula
Friends + Demanding your best = The best kind of friends to have
“When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” Helen Keller
“Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.” Harold Ruopp
“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.” Harold Taylor