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Upgrade Your Relationships

By Guest Author On December 14, 2010 Under Personal Development

Associations bring about assimilation. Birds of a feather flock together. I’m sure you’ve heard these sayings at least once in your life. But, have you ever considered what they mean in relation to the levels of health, wealth, and happiness you have in your life?

Jim Rohn, America’s foremost business philosopher, was famous for saying, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Think about the five people you spend the most time with…do you all enjoy the same things? Do you all have the same level of happiness? Even if you are in different careers, do you all have just about the same level of income? Do you all read the same types of books or watch the same television shows? Are your relationships with your significant others similar? Chances are, you answered “yes” to most of those questions.

That?s because your experiences and environment shape your beliefs, thoughts, actions, habits, and character.

Evaluate your top five relationships and ask yourself, ?Do I want the same level of health, wealth, and happiness as my friends??

If your relationships are not providing the support and challenge you need to achieve the levels of success you desire in your life, then it may be time for you to make some changes. Here are three choices you can make in your current relationships:

Say Goodbye. This is a tough decision. It should not be taken lightly. You will have to seek wise counsel and pray about this decision.

Place Boundaries. There are some relationships you won?t want to let go of. And, you don?t have to. However, you will want to place some boundaries in these relationships.

Upgrade. Begin to enhance and expand your relationships with positive and successful people. Make it a priority to spend the majority of your time with people who are excelling in various areas of life (health, wealth, relationships, spiritual growth, etc.).

Challenge Yourself This Week:

Focus on expanding your positive relationships. Spend at least 2 hours this week in the company of people who challenge you to stretch and operate in excellence. This could mean attending a personal development seminar, going to a new Bible study class, taking your mentor to lunch, or attending the monthly meeting of your professional association.

Benecia L. Ponder

Benecia Ponder Coaching is where successful people come to get even better. Find out how you can live a more passionate, purposeful, and powerful life visit www.beneciaponder.com.

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