Let me say it to you this way, your circumstances do not determine your power. Whatever’s currently going on in your life, it is not determined whether you are powerful or not powerful. And you know why? Because at the end of the day, you and I, we all have the same ability and it’s this super power that some people never really tap into.
You know what that super power is? It is the power to choose. You have it. I have it. You have the power to choose. Therefore you have the power to change. The decision, the choice that I would encourage you to make is pretty simple: You’ve got to take you back! You’ve got to take back your power! And your power is your ability to choose your destiny. Now I’ve been around some people. I coach people all over the country and other nations of the world. And when I coach them; I lead them to this decision of taking back their power. But some people, they make the mistake of trying to take back their power and then they try to step into their destiny in isolation. They try to go it alone. And this is a principle of the universe: we go further, faster together. You get around like minded people and you go towards your destiny. You’re going to go further and you will get there faster.
I’ve heard Tony Robbins say it this way, “Proximity is power.”
I believe that I’ve experienced it in my own life. Who you surround yourself with is who you’re going to become. You show me your friends. I will show you your future. Your life will be a reflection of the five people that you spend the most time with. Your life will be the direct reflection of the expectation of your peer group. What’s a peer group? A peer group is the people in your life that you care so much about what they think that you will align your life, your decisions, and your behavior to maintain your relationship with them. And this is a big reason many of us end up in that place of feeling powerless. And we slip into that victim mindset because of who we’ve been around, because we feel alone.
We feel isolated. We feel like we’re a little crazy cause nobody else is thinking like we’re thinking we start dreaming big and talking big and they’re like simmer down a little bit. And when you stay in that kind of environment and you don’t feel the support, you don’t feel the freedom to be yourself, to step into the bigness of the destiny that is in your life; it can be debilitating. And so one of the key components of us taking back our power and stepping into our destiny is being mindful of who we surround ourselves with. That’s why those five people that you spend the most time with, the five people that you care about. It matters because if you get around a peer with high expectations and you’re right here (living that average life you have been living), but they’ve got higher expectations than you’ve ever experienced, and you get around them consistently, what’s going to happen in your life.
YOU’RE GOING TO RISE!
You’re going to elevate to their level. That’s the power of a peer group!
Think about the same scenario, some people live who live down here, they’ve got low expectations. They got low level thinking. They’ve got low level believing. They don’t even have the expectation that tomorrow is going to be a better day. They think the world’s against them. And if you get around those people, I don’t care how much, how many times you make your move and you take back your power, you will sink to their level. And the only difference between that is what you’ll have the power to choose.
So understand that in our lives, we will reflect those people around us. We will reflect it in our mindset. We’ll reflect it in our behavior. We will reflect it in our health and our diet… If they are a little overweight, guess what? It won’t be long before you join them right there. You’re going to reflect it in the quality of the relationships, the quality of their attitude. You’re going to reflect it in their income. Maybe not immediately, but just wait. It plays out. It’s either going to level down or level up to their people. So proximity is power. You better believe it. It is a principle of the universe: proximity is power, but you know what for you, for me, it’s time to take it back, take it back and step into our destiny.
Let’s go out there and give our greatness to the world because somebody needs what is on the inside of you!! And take back YOUR POWER!