Jim Rohn said it long back, “You are the average of five people close to you, ” and it includes the authors, speakers, gurus you are influenced by.
I keep writing and revising the list, wondering if I’m on the right path, or do I need to change it to meet my goals.
It’s a revelation that friends and family do not figure in the list – maybe it hurts them to know that and it pains me that after living decades I still feel lost around the people supposedly closest to me.
It takes me half a decade to come to grip with the fact, that the self will absorb or reflect only what matches my fundamental value system, and it’s not a surprise if others fall by the wayside.
This is where the gurus fail us – they don’t mention that one needs to build a strong sense of self before finding that productive network.
It defeats their purpose of finding followers.