“You become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn
“After 25 years of research, the choice of a reference group is more important in determining your success or failure, than any other single factor.” – David McCleland, Human Performance Expert, Harvard University
In the spirit of those quotes, if you could choose any 5 people, dead or alive, to be your reference group and the individuals you spend the most time with, who would they be?
When I pondered this question, I thought about the traits that I want to espouse and the accomplishments I hope to achieve someday. From this, I will share my list with you in hopes it might spur some ideas of your own.
Tom’s Fab Five
I challenge you to identify your Fab Five and share the names in the comments below.
Once you have your list, brainstorm ways you can “spend time” with these individuals as part of your 2018 New Year’s Resolution.
For instance, I plan to take my Dad out to dinner once a month in 2018. As for the other four, I will spend one week each month focused on one of these individuals and learning from them by reading books written by or about them, watching YouTube videos or listening to podcasts of interviews with them, etc.
And if you happen to talk to Mr. Buffett or Mr. Robbins, tell them some guy in Illinois is willing to take them to dinner and hang out with them wherever and whenever they want.
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance