How to Become Your Personal Best

Get Out There and Be Amazing

“Strive to be better. Strive to be more. Strive to be amazing!” Anonymous

About Neissa

by Neissa Springmann

Several years ago while working with a business coach, I was warned that as long as I was striving for both personal and professional growth it was likely that some of my relationships would shift. At first, the coach’s comment startled me, as I couldn’t imagine my life without my current (at the time) friendships. However, what she was really referring to, was that if I was committed to my being my best both personally and professionally, inevitably the law of attraction would come in to play and my relationships would change.

Then, not too long after, I read something similar in a book called The Slight Edge. Author Jeff Olson suggests that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. This concept, while simple, is brilliant and forced me to contemplate exactly what I wanted my life to resemble. Between my marriage, profession, friendships, parenting, health, and spirituality, I realized that I needed to seek mentors and role models that have what I strive to become and attain. Therefore, I would need to spend as much time learning and absorbing wisdom from them as possible.

This concept is no different than what our parents cautioned us when they said, “we are the company we keep.”  I’ve always found it interesting that life’s wisdom and lessons don’t end after high school or college. Rather, we often get busy and forget that growth and becoming our best is something we must always pursue, or else our marriage, friendships, profession, health, spirituality and parenting skills (and more) become stagnant. In other words, we miss out on reaching our fullest potential, becoming the people we are created to be and pass up the greatness that life has to offer us and we have to offer life!

Finally, I read a fantastic article by Brenton Weyi. In it, Brenton suggests that in order to be our very best and be amazing, we must remember the following:

No one does it alone, i.e. it takes a village.

And, we must have three essential people in our lives at all times:

  1. A person who is older and more successful than you to learn from
  2. A person who is equal to you to exchange ideas with
  3. A person you can mentor and keep you energized

So, what do you say? Are you ready to stretch, grow and be amazing? If so, surround yourself with at least five other incredible people, become a mentor and begin your journey to becoming your best!

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Point To Ponder:
Are your close friends and relationships inhibiting your growth or are they a reflection of what your best life looks like?

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Action Item:
Determine the areas in your life where you’d like to experience growth and positive change. Then, identify the people who have the amazing characteristics and life you wish to attain. Learn from them and model their behaviors.

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