A great conversation may be one of the great blessings in life. It is a moment when two souls can connect, each leaving better off than they were before. It is a symbiotic union of give and take that refreshes and nourishes each participant.
Lately, I have been fortunate to have these types of conversations with several co-workers. Unlike the mundane and often polarizing subjects of sports and politics, these conversations cover a wide array of topics from literature and podcasts to fitness and nutrition. These individuals are passionate about life, and like me, are seeking ways in which they can optimize their lives and the lives of those around them. Jim Rohn said we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. If this statement is true, then these individuals are certainly raising my average.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.Epictetus
People who uplift you. And in the same way, you, having the opportunity to lift others up. This is where new ideas come to the forefront. Each holding the other accountable, ensuring the continual progress of the other. This is how your part of the world becomes a better place.
Who is raising your average? Who is uplifting you? They are out there. If you look for them, you will them.
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