23-127 Be Selective #1

Today’s Mandala Message: Hang Out With Successful People

This week I’m working through Principle #25 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Drop Out of the ‘Ain’t It Awful’ Club…And Surround Yourself With Successful People”. I set my intention today to ponder the idea of who I’m hanging out with. Canfield states: “…it is so important to spend time with the people you want to become like. If you want to be more successful, you have to start hanging out with more successful people.”

The timing of this principle and this particular mandala of the week is brilliantly perfect. I admit I really only hang out with four or five people. I’ve recently come to realize that a couple of them are part of the “ain’t it awful” club…and I find that I’m mostly frustrated after being with them…they seem to want to stay in the “comfortable” zone.

Long ago I heard the phrase, which I’ll paraphrase, “In order to be a better tennis player, you need to play with better tennis players.” I make variations of this as my mantra in most areas of my life except when it comes to all things “The Mandala Lady”. I’ve let my fears keep me “comfortable”.

Interestingly, over the last 24 hours this idea of being selective about who you hang out with has come up at least five different times, in five different ways. Now with coloring today’s MotD, I think I’m finally getting the message. 😁

So how about you? Who do you hang out with? Do they uplift? Are they successful?

“If you are with
five successful people,
then you are
the sixth successful person.
The reverse of this is true as well,
so who are you hanging out with?”

— Michael Gerber


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An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.


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