It’s Wednesday night, the full moon has risen, the joggers are hitting the streets, and there’s a great commuter migration. Where are you going? What are you doing? And who are you spending your time with tonight?
Anthony Robbins said:
Who you spend your time with is who you become. Change your life by consciously choosing to surround yourself with people with higher standards.
Tonight I’m becoming a cinefile. The Art Gallery of NSW is open after hours and I’m warming my film critic’s hat for a screening if Rashomon, a film by Akira Kurosawa. I’m going in blind; clueless as to what to expect from a 1950’s Japanese cinema classic, but if Tony Robbins is right I’ll be walking away with much higher standards.
Jokes aside, Tony might just have a point. Who are you when you’re spending time with your workmates? How about when you’re with your family? Your best friend? Your drinking buddies? Your writers group? Are you the same person? Is one version better or worse than another?
Who do you want to become? If you want to be a creator, are you gutsy enough to create your own life first? Are you game to build new habits, new networks, new relationships? Are you willing to leap right out of your comfort zone?
Go on, get amongst it! Even if you go to the gallery, the film, the stand-up comedy or that course on your own, you’ll still be surrounded by the people you’re itching to become. I’m doing Tony Robbins proud and going for gold. How about you?