Welcome to #TheDailyYes. The idea is simple- we are sharing some of the quotes, phrases, and pearls of wisdom that have helped us throughout the years.

A few simple words can completely change the way a person thinks about things. A person’s success, self-worth, and impact on the world can be completely attributed to the way he or she thinks about things.

Jason Mudd, Executive Officer

You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

Jim Rohn

I first heard this from Tim Ferriss and I have seen it credited to Jim Rohn but regardless, it makes so much sense and it’s completely universal- ‘you are the sum of the 5 people you hang with the most’.

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I think we’ve all had someone in our lives at some point that has said something about being careful who you hang out with. I can remember several moments hearing that from my mom as I was talking about my plans or who I was going to meet. And its funny- comments like made me want to hang out with them even more!

But as I reflect on those moments I can see why she had some of these concerns- some of my friends have been idiots! And I’m sure I’ve been on the receiving end of these comments from my friends moms at some point. And thats ok- I totally deserved it at certain points!

I believe that people can change at any time, and for me, I have seen people make some of the biggest and best changes in their lives by altering the circle of people that they operate in.

Often times we think that our close friends are the ones that influence us the most but that’s not really the case. Watch the people you interact with consistently but don’t confide in.

We are products of our environment. And much like how inspiration can come from anywhere, the things that people are exposed to can shift the idea of what is and isn’t acceptable. Every action, good or bad, that has ever been done by a humans being originated from a thought.

So watch what you consume and who you spend time with- because you are the sum of the 5 people you hang around with the most.

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I also want to know what simple phrases, quotes, or other pearls of wisdom have positively impacted your life. I’m going to pick a guest contributor one day a week so that we can keep this lively from a perspective sense. Email me at hello@yeslouisville.com. I appreciate your thoughts!

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