Have you ever noticed how much your mood changes depending on who you are surrounded by? I have recently been going through a book called “Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson which has inspired me to start being much more intentional about many little details in my life. These details vary from how I spend my time, to the foods I eat, to the company I keep and more. Olson’s book encourages the reader to make choices that will give them a ‘slight edge.’ He believes that by consistantly making a plethora of seemingly insignificant choices over the course of time one has the ability to achieve great things.
This past weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to go to breakfast with one of my favorite young women in the world. Every time that I speak with her I leave inspired, encouraged and so filled with joy. After spending time with women like her I feel as though I truly can impact the world. She is the kind of friend that you want to be around all of the time.
In Olson’s book he states that you can tell a lot about an individual by looking at his or her five closest friends. Olson says that ones morals, level of health, income/finances, attitude, personal development and more are directly related to those who are closest to you. He calls this the “Law of Association.” He brings up the quote “birds of a feather flock together,” stating that you flock with those who are like you and with whom you are traveling to the same destination. Are you headed towards a destination you want? What kind of people do you find yourself surrounded by? Are you the kind of friend to others that you want to be surrounded by? Find a friend and be a friend that will encourage others to achieve great things!
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.