Surround Yourself with People Who are Inspired, and Who Inspire You
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 11:19AM
Mike Dillman in Natural health advice, advice, diet, health, inspire, nutrition, people, raw, success, support, surround, vegan, wellness

"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." -Jim Rohn

The people you surround yourself with have an effect on how you behave and who you become.  We're social creatures, and our friends, families and peers have a bigger influence on our actions and outlooks than we often realize or care to admit.  And it's our immediate circle, the handful of people we spend the most time with, that have the greatest effect of all.  

If you want to succeed with your raw-vegan diet, who you surround yourself with is very important.  The last thing you want to do is put yourself in a position where you feel like you’re totally on your own — or even worse, alone and set against everyone else.  That would be a recipe for near-certain failure, and you’d have to be incredibly motivated to overcome such a handicap.  A much better scenario is to surround yourself with positive people who support your decisions and encourage you to succeed in achieving your goals.  If people are going to rub off on you, it's best if they're the sort of people who lift you up, not bring you down. 

Surround yourself with a network of friends and family who are supportive, and happy for you that you’re doing your best to improve your health.  If you do that, you’ve got yourself a recipe for success!    


Mike Dillman has lived a raw-vegan diet since 2004. Because he's experienced the learning curve firsthand, he wants to save you from making the same mistakes yourself. You can visit Mike's blog at to learn how easy it can be to make a raw-vegan diet fit your busy lifestyle. You can also download his free eBook, "The 7 Biggest Raw Mistakes", where Mike lays out the major missteps beginning raw foodists make that undermine their success and tells you how you can avoid them. To get your free eBook click here.

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