You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

A group of fungi growing from the ground

When we want to succeed at something, we look at everything — methods, tools, training plans.

But we rarely stop to consider how much the people around us contribute to (or deduct from) our success.

But the truth is — you are who you surround yourself with.


To Ride the Relationship Escalator — Or Not

A couple riding an escalator

“Where is this relationship going?”

If you have ever been asked that question, you have been on the relationship escalator.

It consists of a sequence of steps — dating, living together, marriage, children — that supposedly define a “healthy” relationship.


You Can’t Change People

Me, with my arms crossed in front of my chest

Many people will waste their lives away fantasizing about how things would be better if person X changed.

“If only he listened when I talk to him.”

“If she would only read that book that I recommended to her.”

“If only they would start exercising so they would live longer.”

But the truth is, you can’t change people. They are who they are.