Once upon a time…
Inside a freezer, lived an extraordinary ice cube named Frosty. Renowned for his rock-solid character and unshakable nobility, everyone in the freezer looked up to him. A passionate visionary, confident and strong, Frosty fearlessly lead the freezer realm from his crystalline heart-centre. Frosty’s glacial looks were legendary, the light reflected breathtakingly off all of his smooth surfaces. His chiseled edges glistened whenever he spoke.
One day, the door between worlds opened and Frosty was taken from the freezer to be dropped into a glass of water sitting on the kitchen bench. Slowly he started to lose his shape and then his sheen. The longer he stayed in an environment that didn’t have the right temperature to keep him solid, the more he melted. Eventually, Frosty was broken all the way down. Frosty was no longer extraordinary. By looking at the glass, you could not see which was ice and which was water. Now, he was just like everyone else.
“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future”
— Spanish Proverb
Moral of the Story:
The people you spend the most time with have a huge influence on your moods, how you view the world and the expectations you have of yourself. When you are dealing with low vibrational people, they are the water and you are the ice. The longer you sit in an environment that’s not suitable and doesn’t have the right temperature to keep you solid, you will melt… and be like the rest of them. You will blend in with the crowd. When you associate with the wrong people, they will bring you down so much that you will no longer stand out. Your light won’t shine the way it used to. Choose your friends wisely. Association is perception. Perception is a reality.
You become the people you surround yourself with. The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group. You will only change your life, change your business, change your relationship, when you raise your standards. Get rid of toxic, negative people who bring you down. Surround yourself with people who lift you up, lend you knowledge, and help you learn from your mistakes. Raise your standards for your inner circle. Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Surround yourself with those conducive to you being your highest self. People inspire you, or they drain you – choose wisely.
“You need to associate with people that inspire you, people that challenge you to rise higher, people that make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.”
— Joel Osteen
Affirmation: All my relationships are harmonious and empowering.
“Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.”
— Roy Bennett