Thursday, August 16, 2012

With Friends Like That...

If your "friends" question why you exercise, encourage you to eat badly or drink too much alcohol, criticize your body, dismiss your dreams, or make fun of pictures of you exercising on Facebook, FIND NEW FRIENDS!

I don't say that lightly. You are affected by the attitude and actions of the people you surround yourself with.

If you hang around mostly overweight people, you're more likely to gain weight. If your environment is a study in negativity, it's much harder to reach your goals. Your income correlates with the income of the people you associate with most.

Your success or failure, your health, your outlook on life, your income, your happiness, your eating habits, and more are all affected by those you spend the most time with.


Trying to make positive changes while surrounded by critics and naysayers is like running a race wearing concrete shoes. If your friends really care about you, they'll support your efforts not tear you down.

Too many people don't want you to succeed because it will make them look bad for not improving themselves. If you fail at shedding fat / going back to school / exercising regularly / getting promoted / learning something new / starting a business / etc. it "justifies" them sitting on their asses doing nothing.   

Someone who holds you back to make themselves feel better is not a real friend and you DESERVE better. Find positive, supportive people to hang out with. You'll be happier AND more successful.


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