“Whatever works, that is right. Do you look good? Are you Happy? I follow you. You Fat, Broke, Unhappy, why I follow you?” Bikram Choudhury.
This may be be harsh, but it’s true. Would we take advice from some out of shape, unhappy, and/or failing in life? Probably not. The better question is, do you have people like this in your life? You might want to rethink how much time you spend with them.
“The brain works more like a muscle than we thought, so if you’re pinned in a corner for too long listening to someone being negative, you’re more likely to behave that way as well.” -Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life.
I had a client who told me he needed to change his friends in order to be healthy. This concept makes so much sense. We often emulate the people we spend time with. If you spend time with people who are negative about fitness and health, you are likely to have a negative attitude towards health and fitness yourself.
So while you might not want to drop your friends, before the attitudes you surround yourself with can throw you off your goals. It’s always fair to limit your time with those who are limiting you!