Did you know you are an average of the five people you associate with most? If you surround yourself with healthy, positive successful people, your life will lead you down that path. If you hang out with negative, unhealthy, unsuccessful people, then your life will go that way instead.
Negativity can come in the form of a compliment. How many times have you heard the phrases “You don’t need to lose weight, you look great” or “Go on, one little drink will not hurt you” or “You deserve that cake, you worked so hard in the gym this week”.
You may not realise it but people who say these things do not support you or understand your goals. They may have been your friends for years but if they are on a different path than you want to take then you need to find the people on the path that you do want to take. There is no need to ditch your friends, just explain to them what your goals are and then make time to meet people who can help you to reach your goals. You can also suggest different ways to spend time with your friends so that you don’t lose them and who knows… once they see how well you do, you may inspire them to join you. Don’t blend in and make do. Decide where you want to be and go for it! Take the lead and make your life your own.