We are creatures of habit.
It’s true, and I am not judging, because I am too, sunshine.
At home, I sit in the same spot on the couch for my a.m. Bible study.
At the gym, I choose the same treadmill for my cool down.
At church, I sit in the same row (or at least nearby vicinity) for every church service.
At work, I have the same early morning routine: turn on the lights and computer, greet colleagues, get coffee.
Habits can be good, but habits can also impede our growth.
If we play safe all of the time, we are not getting uncomfortable.
We’re not learning new patterns or coping mechanisms or skills to diversify our perspectives then we are likely not challenging, and in essence, strengthening our beliefs or using our brains in different ways.
This is true for the company we keep.
Several years ago, I heard Jim Rohn speak about the Law of Five.
Put simply, this is a leadership concept that enforces we become like the five people we spend the most time with.
Rohn’s research reveals that successful people consciously surround themselves with people who are smarter and more successful than themselves and who are well on the road to where they aspire to be.
This is so powerful and proven.
People hire trainers, seek mentors, and work with coaches when trying to get to that “next level.” I’ve done it, and I am sure you have, too, sunshine.
It’s good to reflect on where you are and consider where you want to be. And do it often.
Change is the only thing constant, my friend.
I encourage you to heed Rohn’s advice and evaluate your life at present.
Are you where you want to be?
Are you who you want to be?
Maybe it’s time to shake things up.
Apply the Law of Five.
Identify someone who is where you want to be then make time to spend time with them or hire them to help you get you where you want to be.