The OBF Principles Of WELLNESS
• Know your values and live them.
• Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Who is in your circle?
• Weed out things and relationships that do not support you.
• Have what you want AND want what you have.
• Practice gratitude.
• Breath, bounce, sweat and move.
• Eat nature’s food and play natures rules.
• Find activities that give you a sense of purpose and connectedness.
• Align your life actions to your life’s purpose.
Principle 2 – Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Who is in your circle?
We reflect the environment we spend most time in, people are like magnets, like attract like, who have you attracted into your life?
They all create the environments for your thoughts, feelings, actions and results. They are your CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE. Your community shape your life, chose it wisely.
An individual maybe born into riches but live an unhappy life, while someone from more humble beginnings maybe able to manifest their dreams in record breaking time. All because of the company they keep, which influences their way of thinking and thus resulting in a mindset for success. I’ve seen this time and time again, it’s the power of environment.
Our habits determine the person we become. Environment optimisation is an important one that can have a profound impact on your well-being.
Want to be successful? Surround yourself with successful people.
Want to be happy? Surround yourself with happy people.
Want to be healthy? Surround yourself with healthy people.
Want to be strong? Surround yourself with strong people.
In essence, we become more like the people we hang out with.
Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Take a moment to reflect on the following: Who are the people you spend most time with? Do they elevate you or bring you down? Are they proactive go-getters exhibiting qualities that you admire or people who just sit and criticise? Do they motivate or drain you?
The incredible thing about being around positive minded individuals, who have a habit of chasing their dreams and believe in taking responsibility for their lives, is that you’ll be inclined to grow in a positive direction as well.
They will have an impact on your thinking and consequently your behaviour. They will support you on your journey and move you towards inspired action.
Maximise the amount of time you spend with these people!
“Associate only with positive, focused people who you can learn from and who will not drain your valuable energy with uninspiring attitudes. By developing relationships with those committed to constant improvement and the pursuit of the best that life has to offer, you will have plenty of company on your path to the top of whatever mountain you seek to climb.” – Robin Sharma
Use social media for the greater good.
Social media has its pitfalls, take a 14 years boy or girl, in times gone by the child’s primary influencers where parents, teachers, family and friends, in today’s worlds its Facebook, snapchat and ista friends making parental control very difficult. Many parents are no longer primary influencers as streaks, likes and snaps are the dominant paradigm.
However the amazing thing about where we are today in terms of technology, means that you can literally surround yourself with inspiring people (e.g. through Twitter, Facebook and audio books). The 6 degrees of separation concepts has been blown out of the water by the connectivity of social media. As a result, I’ve put together a few ideas including these more modern methods, on how you can begin creating a more optimal environment for your personal growth and success:
• Seek out people who have skills/qualities that you admire and learn from them. Never assume that they have nothing to learn from you. We can always learn something from someone, regardless of where they are in their own life.
• Minimise the time you spend hanging out with the wrong crowd and unhealthy influences, e.g. pessimists and those that can hurt your chances of achieving success.
• Read more. Books, blogs, etc. You will be exposed to inspiring success stories, expand your library of knowledge and nurture your creative thinking.
• Listen to audiobooks/podcasts when you are commuting and/or relaxing.
• Follow inspirational people and those who you can learn from on social media channels.
• Subscribe to newsletters, which will add value to your life and help you towards your goals in life.
• Keep perspective. While it’s important to spend your time with those who are more successful than you, it is also great for your development to be around those who are at the same stage as you (so ideas and the journey can be shared) and those below you, who you can inspire and share your experience with.
• Spend less time in front of the TV and create your own stories.
To be exceptional you must first become the exception.