Why you need to choose your friends carefully

Abongile chatted to Psychotherapist Amy Morin about a recent article in Psychology Today on the importance of choosing your friends wisely. Morin says the company you keep says a lot about you, because your friends have a major influence on how you feel, think, and behave:

The reality is that you're likely to start acting more like the people you surround yourself with. When you pick friends who make poor choices, you could get dragged down fast. When you choose people who inspire and challenge you to be better, you'll increase your chances of reaching your goals.

Surrounding yourself with the right people is really important. Morin referenced several studies on how your friends can (negatively & positively) affect personal success.

These are 5 ways in which friends can influence you: 1. Strong-willed friends can increase your self-control. 2. Having fewer friends increases the likelihood that you’ll take financial risks. 3. Having too many social media connections increases your stress level. 4. Close friends may be the secret to longevity. 5. Friends greatly influence your choices.

Listen to Abongile's full interview with Amy Morin below...


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