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Life Lesson #5 of my first 40 years: You become your environment.

Life Lesson #5:  You become your environment.

The people you choose to surround yourself with – personally and professionally – have a direct impact on the path your life takes.  In fact, many of the gurus of the day say that the 5 people you spend the most time with are what you will become over the next 5 years.

If you are spending time with negative and pessimistic people, more often than not, you too will become negative and pessimistic.

If you are spending time with positive, passionate, and optimistic people, more often than not, you too will become positive, passionate, and optimistic.

I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by some amazing people in my journey of life, yet I also had to make some tough choices along the way.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t respect and love the people I may not spend as much time with, it just means that I know in my heart the reason my life has reached its level of happiness and success is because I chose to spend a lot more time being with happy, passionate, and successful people.

Just remember it is your choice.  Choose wisely my friends.

Award-winning Author, Speaker, & Trainer (more importantly, a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend), Brandon W. Johnson, a.k.a., "Positive Energy Guy"

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