Nothing will sabotage your efforts to live a healthy, balanced, fulfilled life more conclusively than surrounding yourself with people who don’t support your desire to live in this manner.
Your relationships have the capacity to lift you up. They also have the capacity to keep you stuck or tear you down. Surrounding yourself with people who support your growth is an incredibly powerful way to create a lifestyle that pulls you toward your highest potential. Surrounding yourself with people who don’t will almost certainly undermine the very change that you’re attempting to make.
One Thing to Think About
Your success depends strongly on the level of support you have in your life. Make a commitment now to adopt a strategy of nurturing supportive relationships in your life and dissolving those relationships that are toxic to your success.
One Question to Answer
Are the typical relationships in your life coming from a position of support and the desire to build each other up, or degradation, destruction and the desire to keep each other down?
One Challenge to Take
Answer the following questions:
1. Are the most important people in your life supportive of the changes you’re making?
2. If they are, thank them!
3. If they aren’t, write down the specific ways you’d like them to support you, and set aside some uninterrupted time to request their help.
4. Be prepared to walk away from relationships with people who aren’t truly supporting you.
5. Based on your answers, do you need to make any changes in your current relationships?
Originally published Compass