Surround Yourself with People Who are Better than You

The title of this blog is something I learned within the last few years. The first time I heard this phrase I immediately went to a place of "Better than me? What is that supposed to mean?" It sounded like an unhealthy comparison that could lead to insecurities. lol I thought that because I was insecure. And it was a copout to not look any further. But as I went on to work on myself, to truly loving myself, this statement became one of my truths. I could only get better by surrounding myself with better people.

I never realized how much the 5 people I spend most of my time with influence my mood, my perspective on life, my self worth, and my drive to be a better person. As I'm growing, I see how much I am totally in control of my life and who I choose to share it with.

There's no more high school or college drama - a.k.a social acceptance to procrastinate on your life goals because everyone's busy partying and trying to prove they're hotter on Instagram. Lol Yeah, I was guilty of it. During those years, I wasn't happy because I didn't love myself and neither did the people I was hanging out with. It was superficial.

Over the last two years, I have been the happiest and best person I have ever been. Genuinely. I'm not perfect, and I still find things everyday that I can work on, but I have so much more meaning in my life because of a few major changes I made:

1. I practice working on myself every day - focusing on having a positive attitude, being more grateful, attempting to change negative habits, etc.

2. I surround myself with people who make my life greater - I started spending time with people who were all of the things I wanted to be. That way, I would be more encouraged and driven to become the person I was working so hard to be. My boyfriend, friends, family members, and mentors truly enrich my life. I am so unbelievably grateful for these relationships and I am so excited to make new ones in the future. I want to make friends with people who are better than me so I can be better too.


Olivia Reed