Everyone Around You Is Impacting You: Choose Wisely!

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.” Wilfred Peterson
Energy is contagious and the people you are surrounding yourself with are infecting you. So, choose wisely. Those we spend time with impact us mentally, emotionally, and physically. Our mirror neurons will have us mimicking other’s actions, quirks, and habits, whether we are aware of it or not. Energy may be invisible to the human eye, but we can feel it, and it influences everything. Be sure to spend time with people you admire, whose skills you want to acquire, and those that inspire you to be better. Yale professor, Nicholas Christakis stated, “We’ve shown that altruistic behavior ripples through networks and so does meanness. Networks will magnify whatever they are seeded with. They will magnify Ebola and fascism and unhappiness and violence, but also they will magnify love and altruism and happiness and information.” Studies have also shown factors like weight, wealth, heart health, and more are also impacted by those in our circle. In a network of people, most of us will become more and more like one another. If you find yourself beginning to think and do things you aren’t really proud of, or if your life isn’t what you want it to be, consider taking a look around yourself and do an audit. Who and what is adding to your life and who and what is detracting from it?
I have so many incredible people in my life who support, love, teach, and inspire me everyday. These meaningful connections bring me more happiness than any other aspect of what I think is a pretty incredible life. None of the accomplishments, material goods, or the rest would mean anything to me without them. I look at these individuals and wonder, how did I ever get so lucky? I hope this is how you feel about your network. I believe amazing people can be found in every city around the globe. If you don’t have enough of them in your life, strive every day to be one yourself and your tribe will grow. They won’t be able to resist having someone like you in their lives.
Thank you to each and every one of you for raising not only my energy but the well-being of the entire world with your magnificence.

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