There are a lot of factors that impact who we are today and who we will become.
Genetics, childhood experiences, conscious choices and the people we spend our time around all impact us. A popular maxim speaks to the power of other people’s impact on who we are and says “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Thinking about the five people you spend the most time with is a valuable tool, but what happens if you zoom in on traits instead of people?
Often the people we choose to spend time with embody similar traits. This may make for good conversation, but it can hold us back if we are trying to change. They may be great, successful people, but they might not embody the traits you want to embody.
If you want to improve your ability to communicate excitement, but you hang around with laid back, stoic people, you aren’t likely to change.
This week Isaac explores a way to think about the traits of the people you hang around with when you are trying to change.
In this episode:
- A different spin on the average of five people maxim
- Why you should focus on your strengths
- What five traits do you want to embody?
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