“Surround yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” – Booker T. Washington
Hello everyone! I swear I haven’t forgotten about all of you. I’ve just been extremely busy living in the moment and unfortunately that means not blogging every idea that comes to my head lol
I’ve spent the past few weeks surrounded by individuals I adore. I recently turned 25 and my girlfriend and bestfriend threw me a surprise party! I spent a week in Aruba on a company trip (it was unreal). My parents were in town and we went to Canada to see some family for Passover. MY HEART IS SO FULL!
However, this week, I have a message.
Have you ever thought about how powerful a person can be? You can be in the best of moods, get cut off by some asshole driver, and then all of the sudden….mood ruined. Just like that. Your state of happiness is gone.
It’s crazy to think that people have such an impact on us. And as much as we would like to think “I’m blind to the bullshit.” we are all human and let others effect our state of being.
I’ve always been a believer that my attitude is one of the few things I can control. I can choose to let things go, I can choose to ignore a random jerk on the streets, but as much as I’d like to choose happiness all the time, I fully understand life isn’t like that.
So here’s my advice: Choose the people you’d want to ruin your day.
Is your mind blown a little bit by that statement? Let me explain..
Choose to hangout with people who love you. Choose to surround yourself with individuals who lift you up. Choose to be with people who push you to be better. Hangout with those who tell you what you need to hear, and not always what you want to hear. And when you’re choosing these individuals, ask yourself if they’re worth having a rainy day over.
People aren’t perfect. Your closest allies are going to hurt your feelings once and awhile. Make sure they are worth that heart ache.
We’ve all had that friend or relationship and said to ourselves “this shit isn’t worth it.” So then stop. Stop picking who aren’t worth it.
When it comes to the people you choose to be apart of your life, quality over quantity will never steer you wrong.