Someone once said that each one of us is the average
of the five people we spend the most time with.
Think of the five people closest to you.
Are they supportive of you?
Do they want you to succeed?
That doesn’t mean to have “yes” people around you.
Surround yourself with people who challenge you.
People who bring out the best in you.
And create a positive, supportive atmosphere for you to succeed.
Those of you familiar with Optimist International know
they always end their meetings on a high note:
with the Optimist Creed.
It speaks of bringing out the best in each other.
Here are some excerpts from it:
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that
there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best,
to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success
of others as you are about your own.