To “Unfriend” or Not?

‘Unfriend’ is defined as a verb which means “to remove somebody as a ‘friend’ from a social networking site like Facebook.  For those of you worried about a social Faux Pas, let me remind you of this:

“The size of the future you actually experience will largely be determined by one factor:  people you choose to connect with.  When you invite people who are truly committed to growth into every aspect of your life, your own potential for growth becomes truly unlimited”. – Dan Sullivan

I don’t waste my time reading gossip magazines, why would I?  I don’t know those people!  I don’t watch reality TV because it’s trash and mostly demeaning with the sole purpose of exploiting people’s suffering or ignorance.   I don’t listen to the news because it’s 90% negative.  In fact, I think there should be a feel good news station 24/7 for any TV executives reading this but alas, you and I both know the ratings would probably suck.

I digress…back to my point, so why on God’s green earth would I choose to associate with negative people?  Life is difficult enough than to carry around somebody else’s baggage.  Wouldn’t you rather be surrounded by people who are positive, want to make a difference, successful, energized, goal driven?  I would. 

I suggest you check the company you keep, act with MOXIE and don’t be afraid to Delete.  They say we emulate the 5 closest people within our circle:  their attitudes, values, lifestyles, income even.  What does that mean for you?

People come and go in our lives for a reason.  Perhaps they served us well initially but when they stop lifting our spirit up and take more than they give…well, it’s time to go Miss Debbie Downer.

And for anyone reading this who was a friend of mine but recently realized you aren’t on my list anymore…go look in the mirror.  Check your attitude.  Check what your messages you are spewing and re-read Dan’s quote above.  Hasta La Vista, baby!

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