You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
The Jim Rohn Rule is derived from a quote by the legendary motivational speaker of the same name:
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”—Jim Rohn
There are infinite ways to become successful, but there’s only one thing that all successful people have in common:
Successful people surround themselves with other successful people.
Nobody succeeds in a vacuum. The relationships you make, and the support structures you build around yourself, are the main variable driving your long-term success.
Personal growth will only get you so far…at the end of the day, you need to surround yourself with people you admire.
And this is hard to do. Changing yourself is hard enough…but changing the people around you means having lots of difficult conversations, and potentially abandoning toxic long-term relationships.
You’ll only be successful as the people you surround yourself with. Make sure your relationships are empowering you, not holding you back.