'You are the average of the five people you spend most time with' Jim Rohn
At this moment -
Who inspires you and who do you aspire to most?
Are they helping you to get you to where you want to arrive at next?
In what way do they challenge you move forward?
Will they be as influential in the future?
Or are you enough?
If you reflect on the many people who have come in and out of your life, I expect you will discover many of them have taught you some kind of a lesson. On occasion, when you find yourself with a whiny, negative or unkind person perhaps they have come along as a reminder of your darker side and are also a test of your compassion, non judgement or even mental toughness.
By deflecting these unpleasant behaviours and responding with integrity, grace and love we also help them to grow and learn as well.
Off to put the kids to bed, will they get my dark or light side?