Who are you hanging around?

Jim Rohn said that “we become the combined average of the five people we hang around the most”.

So how do you delete the toxic people from your life and surround yourself with positive people? I have no magic answers, but in my case, I had to sever communication. Written and verbal – all communication. First though, I had to let go of any notion that I could help them change. Most frustrating is when they keep asking for advice but ignoring everything you offer.

It can be particularly difficult if they are related to you, and it may be impossible to complete remove them from your life, so mitigate their negativity with other positive people. Make it a 4 positive to 1 negative ratio at least.

If we become a combined average, be sure you surround yourself with as many positive, uplifting and growing people that you can find. That includes the ‘people’ that you allow into your mind – all input counts.

Will you share the ways you increase positivity in your life?

About Shari Risoff

Shari Risoff is an author, editor and consultant based in Raleigh, NC, USA. She studied business and spent years building client relationships in the corporate world and is passionate about communicating. She is the author of two books, Released: A True Story of Escape from an Abusive Marriage and Accidental Sabbatical. She began to consult and write full time during her own accidental sabbatical. She writes, and edits books for other authors, as well as helping small business owners with infrastructure or communication or projects of many kinds. She is devoted to her husband Stephen. When she is not working on her new book, or hanging out with Stephen, she is reading books or studying human behavior. Readers or writers in need of an editor can get in touch via email: projectmavens @ risoff.com or follow her on Twitter @ShariRisoff.
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4 Responses to Positivity.

  1. I absolutely agree with Jim Rohns statement. Great post

  2. Also, one thing that I did is limit my facebook time. Going through my newsfeed can be so very draining because toxic people post toxic things. Even nontoxic people tend to post negativity when they are having a bad day. I never get on facebook when I first wake up or right before I go to bed. It has seemed to help prevent me from soaking up the negative vibes.

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