Surround yourself with positive people (quotes)

Realise the people we spend time with can have a powerful effect on us

  • Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don’t, you don’t. Mignon McLaughlin
  • There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. Frederick Faber
  • You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Jim Rohn
  • Without doubt, the most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of other people. Napoleon Hill
  • Energy is contagious: either you affect people or you infect people… I believe negative thinking is like having measles of the mind. Instead of scratching, you get bashing; instead of irritation, you get frustration. Now, do you really want to be close to people like that? T. Harv Eker
  • Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go. Mark Twain
  • A well-established social psychological law is the law of emotional contagion: an emotion expressed within a group has a ripple effect and becomes shared by the group’s members. People are susceptible to “catching” other people’s emotions. If we hang out with ungrateful people, we will “catch” one set of emotions; if we choose to associate with more grateful individuals, the influence will be in another direction. Find a grateful person and spend more time with him or her. When you yourself express buoyant gratitude, you will find that people will want to “catch” your emotions. Robert Emmons
  • If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly. Steve Maraboli
  • Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. W. Clement Stone
  • There are persons so radiant, so genial, so kind, so pleasure-bearing, that you instinctively feel in their presence that they do you good, whose coming into a room is like the bringing of a lamp there. Henry Ward Beecher
  • People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick wisely.  Hans F Hansen
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Surround yourself with positive people

  • The people you choose as friends have a big impact on how you think and act. Do not accept just anyone into your life. Choose your friends wisely. Henri Junttila
  • Choose to be in close proximity to people who are empowering, who appeal to your sense of connection to intention, who see the greatness in you, who feel connected to God, who live a life that gives evidence that spirit has found celebration through them. Wayne Dyer
  • Stay with friends who support you in these. Talk with them about sacred texts, and how you are doing, and how they are doing, and keep your practices together. Rumi
  • It is amazingly empowering to have the support of a strong, motivated, and inspirational group of people. Susan Jeffers
  • Invent your world. Surround yourself with people, color, sounds, and work that nourishes you. SARK
  • Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah Winfrey
  • Join with those who sing songs, tell stories, enjoy life … because happiness is contagious. Join those who walk with their heads high even when they have tears in their eyes. Avoid those who …have never shed a tear. Paulo Coelho
  • There comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy. Brian Johnson
  • Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Rumi
  • Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you. Brian Tracy
  • It’s too easy to find people who’ve failed and are embittered. The best thing you can do is hang around people who’ve succeeded and are happy doing what you want to do. Learn from them. Rush Limbaugh
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Let go of negative people in your life

  • Low consciousness people hold you back from reaching greater heights. These include energy vampires, critical people, dishonest characters, and people with temperament issues. Let them go from your life and send them love as you do that. Celestine Chua
  • You don’t have to hang around negative people, you know? They are there to teach you that. Let them go and say good bye. Henri Junttila
  • Ignore people who tell you ‘you can’t’ or try to discourage you. Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Others’ attitudes rub off on us, and it’s impossible to maintain an upbeat, affirmative attitude if you are constantly around people who are the opposite.  David L Preston
  • A surprising number of people spend a lot of time with people they don’t like. This is a complete and utter waste of time. It’s not enjoyable, it’s tiring. Richard Koch
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain
  • I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. Mahatma Gandhi
  • Delete the energy vampires from your life – those people who suck your energy versus elevate it. Robin Sharma
  • Letting go of negative people doesn’t mean you hate them, it just means that you care about your own wellbeing. Every time you subtract negative from your life, you make room for more positive.  Marc and Angel Chernoff
  • Don’t walk in my head with your dirty feet. Leo Buscaglia
  • Get away from these two types of people: the ones who think you can only go as far as the situation you were born into; and the ones who think you can only go as far as the current situation you are in. Dee Dee M. Scott
  • Energy is contagious: either you affect people or you infect people… I believe negative thinking is like having measles of the mind. Instead of scratching, you get bashing; instead of irritation, you get frustration. Now, do you really want to be close to people like that? T. Harv Eker
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