Show me your friends and I will show you your future

Today marks the final Friday of 2016 and with it comes a flood of resolutions to lose weight or quit a terrible habit. One resolution I've had for years is to continue trimming who I consider a friend. The quote above "Show me your friends and I will show you your future" is very indicative of the kind of company I want to have.

This new year decide for yourself to be around individuals who pull you forward instead of  hold you back. A major problem is having that friend who LOVES to complain or talk smack 24/7. This person criticizes and laughs at others who stink at a new endeavor. Who doesn't suck when trying something new? You've got to suck before you become competent. I was a broke unhappy complainer, it's no surprise those were the kinds of people I hung around with.

"Complaining is a flaw of the highest level"

This however doesn't excuse YOU! If you choose to be better, you need to hold yourself accountable. Stop complaining and get things done. Choose to add friends who lift you up and start tapering off everyone else. 

I cannot tell you how much more I am like my wife even though we started at complete polar opposites. I've learned to eliminate excuses and take responsibility for my actions (and lack thereof). And as a result my life has continued to trend upwards because it's who I spend most of my time with. I cannot thank her enough for making me the best version I can be.