Who am I hanging with / spending time with?
What effect do they have on me?
What have they got me spending time, doing?
Where do they have me going?
What do they have me feeling, saying?
What do they have me thinking about?
What am I becoming?
Then ask yourself:
Is that ALL good? Is there ANY good in it?
DO WHAT THE TOP 5% OF ALL PEOPLE DO: FIND PEOPLE WHO HAVE YOU GROWING, BECOMING GREATER, HAPPIER, MORE SUCCESSFUL, WHO PROPEL YOU TOWARD YOUR DREAMS.
Avoid complainers, toxic people who are Energy Vampires and flatterers.
Look instead for positive, satisfied, people who challenge you, get you reading great stuff, doing great things, becoming greater.
Your beliefs, attitude and personal philosophies are greatly influenced by the people you spend time with.
Evaluate yourself and your associates. Avoid the ones who aren’t strengthening you. Find ones who do.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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