Meaning who are the five people you surround yourself around the most. Do these people provide positive mental, spiritual and physical support? As the theory goes,“you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn, business philosopher. If the goal is to elevate yourself to another level of success when reaching your goals, you play with those who challenge you, who make yourself better. The mental and physical push gives you the edge we all strive for.
Negativity is contagious, so is strength, so is optimism. Take a mental survey and examine your Power of 5. Whether it’s friends, family or co-workers, it’s the people most often you surround yourself with that reflect upon who you are. If these select few encourage positive thinking and a healthy lifestyle, you most likely will take those traits. Here’s where the kick comes in though, do you include yourself in the headcount?
How it Translates
Lets turn this theory around to fitness and health lifestyle choices. If you look at your diet and exercise, is there anything holding you back mentally? There’s a mental game that some choose to ignore and physical strength is only half the battle. These mental roadblocks are the things that likely get you off track – the fastest and the furthest from your goals. Not only do you need to keep yourself mentally in tune, but also emotionally. Often we choose to surround ourselves with people and things that will only provide a temporary fix. We all have these types of personal struggles and periods of anger, sadness and loneliness that might throw us off course. By all means, sometimes, these issues can be our catalysts for fitness. You’ve heard of working out to combat frustration? When pitted against one another, channeling and dealing with this negative energy via positive solutions – the positive effect and action will dominate.
Find your Power of 5
In summary, your Power of 5 is the people who know your strengths and weakness, and care for you anyway. It’s a two-way street and whose circle are you in? Would the people you list as your Power of 5 include you on their list? It’s all about self connection and self love, as well as promoting a circle of constructive connectivity. Typically, when you are in a positive mindset, you treat your body better and you treat others better. At Tru Fit Texas, we aim to connect like-minded people and affect positive behaviors to support true change. We challenge you to tag your Power of 5 right now. Create a Facebook note and let them know how much it means to you that they are there for you, day to day.