Misery loves company but so does anger, jealousy, resentment, confusion, and fear. Make a promise to yourself to not participate in things or associate with people who don’t make you smarter, stronger, happier, healthier, or wealthier. Be intentional with all of your interactions and stop letting people occupy your space and time without a true person. Right now, think about all of the people who you chose to spend time with over the last week (mandatory meetings or conversations don’t count – only think of who you were around by choice). Now, assign a purpose to all of those people. Ask yourself, “What purpose does this person serve in my life? How do they make me better?” If they don’t serve a healthy purpose then ask yourself, “Why do I continue to interact with this person?” But be careful: ego can cloud your judgement during this process. If these people are only in your life to feed your ego (make you look good) or your purpose is feeding their ego (making them look good) get rid of them. Ego is born out of insecurity and like all of the other emotions above, insecurity also loves company.
Time is a major investment and we don’t have enough of it to waste. Every waking moment should be filled with love, laughter, and growth so do what produces more of these things. Improve the quality of your life by ditching those unfruitful relationships!