Mantra Monday XXIV: Surround Yourself with People Who Support AND Help Build You

Author: Joe Lizz

Team Blue Ridge Hemp coming in hot with another reminder for me this past week about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who will support you and also help you grow and evolve into a better version of yourself.

You want your tribe to be filled with people who are “in your corner.” You want them to be there to tell you when you’re doing well, and also when you need to get out of your own way or when you need to “get it together” and grow where you go.

Surrounding yourself with the right people and at the right time(s), can be challenging.

Just because someone was the right friend at a certain moment or during a certain part of your journey doesn’t mean they are meant to always be the right friend.

Think about the way you’re allowing other people to affect you: how you see yourself, your thoughts (are they positive or negative), your actions.

It takes conscious awareness to know where and how you’re spending your time and energy; some people don’t make us better but instead make us bitter.

It’s easy to like someone when all you ever hear from them is positivity, unicorns and rainbows, but we all know that a relationship based only in “unicorns and rainbows” is superficial at best.

We need to be aware of our flaws to flourish, we need to be told the truth when it’s not what we want to hear so we can let it sink in and grow from it.

Some of the greatest relationships I have are with the people who have those hard conversations with me, because they push me to be a better version of myself — not just for myself but for those around me as well.

Create a circle of growth, one person pushing the next to be stronger, more passionate, more empathetic, better, so that they push another until it comes full circle.

You become who you surround yourself with.

Surround yourself with people who will push you to be better, who will support you at your best and at your worst, who will call you out and be honest with you, even when that honesty is hard to swallow.

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