Peer Influences

Peer Influences

Studies show that you become who you hang out with.  Wouldn’t it make sense to hang out with people who have the same standards, morals, and values that you do?

Look around you.  Are you hanging out with who you want to be?

Do you want to be a drug dealer, addict, or alcoholic?  Maybe you like being around “Doug and Wendy Whiner.”  Do your peers shirk their work?  Is that how you want to be known?

Look around you.  Are you hanging out with who you want to be?

I would guess that most people don’t aspire to have the life depicted above.

Some people fall into that life style, but they don’t have to stay there.  We may not choose our circumstances, but we can choose whether to do something to change them or not.

If one day you look around and discover you have become someone you never intended to be, it’s time to make the decision to change.  You don’t have to be stuck.  “Stuck is a state of mind, and it’s curable.”  ~ Seth Godin~

Look around you.  Are you hanging out with who you want to be?

I have no idea what each of you desire to be like, so I won’t insert a list of possibilities here.  The possibilities are endless.

Find the people who are living the life you aspire to, and hang out with those people.  Misery loves company and success breeds success.  Be who you want to be.  Become who you were born to be.

You GOT this!


*Pam Horton is a Board Certified Advanced Christian Life Coach, in the Raleigh area.*

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  2. […] When I mentioned this to one of the people I asked, she said, “It’s because of who you hang around with. You tend to hang out with joyful people.” I suppose she has a valid point. Jim Rohn says, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” (I actually wrote a blog about this in 2013. You can read it here.) […]

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