Last week one of my best friends showed me exactly why she is one of the loves of my life. I'm not talking about a romantic love, I'm referring to the thick and thin, we break up and make up people who, as the "kids" today say - get your life! These people may only be in your life for one season. You may not speak to them for months or even years but when you call they answer without a second thought.
In this week's Sun-day design I want to know who's your top 5, the people who speak light and demonstrate truth, love, and compassion in your life. Quite honestly, even your BFF's or hang-out buddies may not make this list. Your top 5 list should include the people who inspire you in your career, the person whose marriage you admire and aspire to create in your own partnership, or the millionaire next door. That person who has mastery over his or her finances creating long-term wealth on a salary that's less than yours - how about that! Your top 5 may eventually include your frenemy, the last person who you would think would be in your corner and takes you off guard one day with an unanticipated kind word of encouragement. A new and profound relationship blossoms from there.
When you think about your top 5, think about the people you know to call for inspiration and for guidance. You may not ask this person directly for help, you just simply find yourself navigating toward that person's presence because simply being in their space energizes and revitalizes you. The best test to identify your top 5 is to think of a passion or project you have in mind. One you haven't started yet. It may be a new business, a new relationships, a new fitness plan to get your body and mind back on track. Whatever that venture is, think of 5 people who can help you move that dream forward. Beyond making a financial contribution, think of the people who will tell you the truth about your idea and not just what you want to hear. Think of the person who will call you on your 85% effort that you're pretending is a full 100%. Or how about the person who is doing exactly what you see yourself doing, and you're just now on the come-up. These are the characteristics of the people who should be on your top 5.
Your top 5 may include people you don't speak to often or someone you speak with every day. The person you don't enjoy being around but pushes you do show up in life better than you have may be one of your top 5 too. That person doesn't discount or take away from the other important people in your life. Some friends and family support and offer love in a meaningful way. Your top 5 will push you for more.
Be sure to leave a comment and share your top 5 list too!
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.