Three Steps to Build Your Team
Many of you are in relationships that are unnecessary.
How many of your friendships are truly close? How many people do you have in your life who are genuinely there for you, no matter what? Today's message isn't meant to be discouraging—it's to encourage you to start building your team.
I see so many people who surround themselves day by day with the wrong people. You are the average of the people around you, so it's time to start surrounding yourself with incredible people. Who inspires you? Who motivates you? If you want to be inspired and motivated each day you wake up in the morning, you need to surround yourself with sources of that inspiration and motivation. Are you surrounding yourself with people who make you a better version of yourself?
Don't waste time around those who will only shoot your vision down. A lot of people won't support you, but don't waste time worrying about those who don't understand you.
There are three questions I want you to ask to determine whether or not the people you've surrounded yourself with are really there for you. First, do they support you? Second, do they defend you? Third, do they celebrate you?
If someone really supports you, you will know. Think about the people in your life, and ask yourself if they'd support you if the time ever came. Would they only stick around for your wins, or would they be there to help you up in your losses, too? Are the people you've surrounded yourself fair-weather friends, or are they in for the long haul?
When I look at sports teams fans, the most loyal supporters are the ones who will defend their teams no matter what. They'll defend their team no matter how bad their team is doing, and they'll do so with so much strength and passion, other people start believing in their team, too. Are the people in your life applying that same degree of defensiveness to how they treat you? If they were ever given the choice to throw you under the bus for personal gain, would they? Or would they defend you till the end?
When you do something great, are your friends truly happy for yourself? True friends will celebrate your success, because when you win, they're winning, too! True friends are so invested in you that your success makes them truly proud, not jealous. Are the people you're surrounding yourself with celebrating your accomplishments when you break through plateaus or meet long-term goals? Are your friends cheering you on when you succeed, or discrediting your success out of jealousy?
It's time to start building your team. Once you've got yourself surrounded with a network of incredible people, amazing things can happen.
It all starts with you.