The Five People Experiment

You’ve almost certainly heard that you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. I was encouraged to think about five traits I want to develop in my life and compare it to traits that define the five people I spend the most time with.

Five traits I want to cultivate:

  1. Productive
  2. Focused
  3. Consistent
  4. Confident
  5. Healthy (in a general sense, both mentally and physically)

 

The five people I spend the most time with and one trait that defines them:

  1. My boyfriend, funny
  2. Justine, productive
  3. Jake, creative
  4. Dad, focused
  5. Mom, selfless

 

There is some overlap in the lists. I don’t only desire improvement in the five areas in my list, those are just the top five now. Humor, creativy, and selflessness are also important to me, so I can appreciate that they can be part of my main circle and influence me.

I’ll be spending more time with people in the Praxis community in the coming months, cultivating relationships with them and working with them as we move towards similar goals. This will help and encourage me in the traits I’m working on.

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