The Standard of Your Company


I’m sure you’ve heard that you become the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with? 

But there’s something more valuable I wanted to share with you which has worked wonders for me over the years. 

For a large part of my life I didn’t amount to much, I didn’t push myself to work harder, to cut out what held me back, to change my ways or try to and improve my life.

It largely came down to the company I was surrounded by but the whole “You becomes who you spend most of your time with” wasn’t enough to make me analyse my company.

So I asked myself this simple question; 

What are the standards of my friends and my company? 

Would they let themselves fail?
Do they want to change their life?
Would they be willing to work on themselves to improve their lives? 
Do they try to be different?
Will they support me if I change? 

By asking this question it was very easy to see why I hadn’t changed. I desperately wanted to but I was surrounded by a standard that accepted me who I was.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that but there comes a time when you need to change and you need to have someone tell you that you can, you need to have someone show you the way and you need to see other people doing what you want to do so you have some people leading by example. 

When I realised this I started looking for some people who had a higher standard, people who wanted more for their lives and who weren’t accepting that life ‘is as it is’. 

I found a new crew and I put myself around them as much as I could.

When I was slacking off my training, they put me back on the wagon.

When I wanted to improve my confidence they helped me step outside of my comfort zone.

And when I wanted to quit they made sure I didn’t give up.


Because they had a higher standard.

Raise your standards.

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