My Daily Observation: 11/15/17


The types of people you allow to have influence in your life is one of the most important decisions you can make.  I’ve heard parents tell their kids “you are who you hang out with” and it is true for adults as well.

Yesterday I sat down with a gentleman who owns an IT business with 2 offices locally.  We spoke about his business for a couple of hours and then wrapped up.  Standing in the lobby of one of the downtown Charlotte high-rises, we began to talk about life in general, the power of words and the power in having a positive mindset.  Our conversation recharged me for the afternoon and filled my emotional and spiritual sails!

The people you allow to have influence over you will steer your life in particular directions.  This is why you must be selective and choose wisely.  If you have people surrounding you who focus on great habits, practice being positive and focus on being productive people, then that reinforcement of those values will have a positive influence on your life.

On the other hand, if you surround yourself with people who practice negativity, people focused on material things, liars, manipulators and the like, then those values will have a negative influence on you.  It will be incredibly difficult to fight that current.

I like being around people who remind me, teach me, coach me and encourage me to remain focused on making sure my mind, body and spirit are aimed in the right direction.

I spent years walking the negative mindset avenue and I have no plans of returning to that route any time soon.


18 thoughts on “My Daily Observation: 11/15/17

  1. My neighbour is a very nice person but sometimes she can be very negative and during those times if I am with her, I feel so drained out. Then I keep away for a few days. She lives alone. She has faced a lot of problems in life and this has made her negative. But she is a nice person.😊

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  2. Negativity drains the life out of a person and seems contagious. I also prefer not to be around those who are fake. I enjoy being around genuinely upbeat, positive people. I’m trying daily to be more positive. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I spotted you on Jim’s blog and came to say hi.
    How true about negativity of all kinds. It is for the spirit what junk food is for the body.
    So yes, I agree fully with the sentiment of positive thinking and acting.


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  4. Good word bro. My success or downfalls in life so far have been closely related with the people I’ve kept close. I usually tell my teenagers “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” They hate it but it’s mostly because I’m DAD and they’ve heard it more than once. I want to follow you but I can’t find a way how. Can you give me the way to do so?

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    • Tim, it might get old to say it over and over, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Many kids end up in places they shouldn’t be because they didn’t have guidance beforehand warning them to be aware. You are doing the right thing by “bugging” them with a consistent, positive message. One day you will hear them telling their children and you’ll realize you did your job. and then you’ll smile.

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