It is my firm belief that everything in your life is reflected by the people with whom you spend the most amount of time.
Jim Rohn once said "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." The premise being that the five people that you spend most of your time with are the five people who influence the way in which you behave, and the way in which you perceive, think and feel about yourself.
So if you spend your time with healthy people who exercise and eat the right foods, or with people who are successful in life, then the likelihood is that you'll do or become the same.
If you spend your time with positive people, then the way they are will reflect in you and you'll become more positive. This is likely to do wonders for your self esteem.
Conversely, when we spend most of our time with people who are negative, and don't believe that anything good ever happens in this life, our own thinking becomes coloured by their words and actions.
If you think about it, our language reflects that in a lot of its popular phrases:
"Birds of a feather flock together"
"Show me where you fish and I'll show you what you catch"
"You're known by the company you keep."
So instead, spend more time with positive people, and your own thinking will change. You'll notice that you will be more likely to think about positive things all the time rather than negative stuff.
There's nothing that builds your confidence quicker than by thinking positively and being around others who believe the same way you do.
Remember, we become what we think about. Simply by changing what we think, we can change how our life is manifested, our self esteem will grow and we'll start to achieve what we're capable of.
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