Perspective About Your Peer Group
Peer pressure is real!
You will turn into the 5 people that you spend the most time with. If you have certain goals that you want to accomplish, then you need to surround yourself with people who possess traits that will help you reach those goals. Whether your goals are in weight loss, strength, improve your health or something completely different, these concepts hold true.
As a CPM member (or anyone who desires to improve your health and FITness) you should assess yourself honestly to find your weaknesses. Is your weakness cooking? Consistency? Accountability? Diet? Emotional stability? The possibilities are endless, but you FIRST have to honestly assess yourself to find the real weakness or you may continue to keep wondering why nothing is changing.
Once you have found your weaknesses, find people (Family, Friends, Co-workers, any association) who are GOOD at your weaknesses, because guess what? You will absorb their habits. If your friends drink a lot, you will drink a lot. If your friends eat McDonalds a lot, you will eat McDonalds a lot. If your friends stay up late, you will stay up late. If your friends eat healthy, you will eat healthy. If your friends train hard, then you will train hard! You get the idea.
If your weakness is cooking, surround yourself with people who have great cooking habits and cook often. Learn from those people and emulate their work ethic and thinking. Find out why they do what they do. Use them as a role model to help you.
If your weakness is consistency/accountability, surround yourself with people who hold themselves to a very HIGH standard. Ask them questions, seek their advice, copy what they do. Ask them how they do what they do, and what habits they feel like help them improve the most. Take note of the differences between them and you.
If your weakness is diet, surround yourself with people who are more knowledgeable and diligent with their diet. If none of your friends eat healthy, find someone at CPM or online who can teach you about proper nutrition. Ask them how to eat properly on a strict time schedule.
Emotions are contagious habits as well. Surround yourself with emotionally stable people. Happiness is contagious, but so are sadness and negativity. Be careful with the mindset of others that you train and spend the most time with. Mentally being upbeat and happy allows you to recover much faster!
Control your destiny by choosing to spend time with others that possess traits that you would be happy to share. Learn all you can from those who have strengths that are your weaknesses and never be too stubborn to change or you will never develop yourself as a person or athlete to the fullest!
Success is a choice so choose to succeed!