First, this meme’s message, “As you get older, you really want to be surrounded by good people”, drew the attention of over 3 thousand on social media.
It goes on to add, people who are good for you, to you and for your soul.
Furthermore, I would add, “all of your life, surround yourself with good people”.
So, why do you think so many are attracted to this message?
Due to many Baby Boomers, like myself, who see this, we relate to the “As you get older”, part.
Consequently, the longer you are here, learning life’s lessons, the more you resonate with “be surrounded by good people”.
For some of our lives, we didn’t make this a priority, and paid the price.
Therefore, I speak lots about living a life you love. A large part of this is choosing to be surrounded by good people who are good to you, for you and your soul.
In contrast, the people who are the opposite of this, have been toxic for your life, haven’t they?
They live so much of their time on the right side of the Emotional Scale where their vibrations are lower and they attract more negative people and things into their lives.
Choosing good people to be around, creates more of a positive atmosphere and vibration around you.
I believe it begins with self-love, respect and awareness. These things may not come naturally to you, depending on how you grew up.
Only, as your awareness increases of what you do and don’t want in your life, you will “weed out” those that aren’t good for you. Begin to be surrounded by good people.
As you learn to choose and begin being your own advocate, you will find yourself in the presence of positive people more often.
Furthermore, in my life, after taking personal growth classes, daily meditation and prayer, regular exercise and good nutrition, I began to surround myself with good people.
Sometimes it takes something hurtful along your journey to wake you up. It doesn’t have to, only myself and many others, needed to go through something painful, to make different choices.
Tony Robbins, the well-known, motivational speaker has 5 tips he shares about how to surround yourself with good people:
- Decide to surround yourself with greatness
- Let go of negative relationships
- Identify positive people
- Join a professional group in your field and find a mentor
- Get out of your comfort zone
I’ll include his inspirational article at the end of this.
“We all get what we tolerate, in ourselves and other people.” – Tony Robbins
“The reasons so many people allow others to step on their dignity and treat them with a lack of respect, care, and kindness, are as complex as human nature itself.
But at the core of it lies our fear of what might happen if we do stand up for ourselves.”
You get to choose. You get to decide how to treat yourself as well as how others treat you.
With love, respect and kindness,
PS. Here is the article by Tony Robbins: