Recipe for a Great Friend

“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn

One of those 5 spots is automatically filled by yourself. The person you hang out with and talk to the most is not your significant other, not your son/daughter, not your family members, not your best friend, not even your dog… but yourself. This self-talk fuels your thoughts, and your thoughts then fuel your actions. Self-Talk, Thoughts, Actions…This is a never-ending cycle that influences how your view the world and events around you. More on this cycle in another post.

Since that top spot is filled, who should you select to fill those next 4? Two qualities to look for in who you surround yourself with:

-Those that have a positive attitude in the middle of a bad event/situation/mood.

-Those who continue to push you and themselves to be comfortable with being uncomfortable…driving to be better than yesterday.

Since you hang out and talk with yourself the most, make sure that you are the prime example of those two qualities. Leadership is spelled E-X-A-M-P-L-E….be a leader! Take a moment and reflect on yourself and those in your life.

Be Better Than Yesterday,


(The above picture features two of my very good friends, Steve Rosinski and Michael Hoffman. Two great triathletes, friends and examples of the above two qualities.)

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