Average of Five People

I heard a quote I want to share with you. Here it is.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

So what does that say about you? I know that I began to think about the people who influence me. I also thought about how my average may fluctuate depending on whom I am with. The opposite is true, hopefully the people around me aren’t negatively affected by my influence. So what can we do? Allow me to offer two suggestions.

1. Associate with people who encourage you to grow.

2. Strive to be the person that encourages others to grow.

Do you have other suggestions? Maybe you look at this differently. I welcome your comments.

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I am a blessed man to have a beautiful wife and four great kids. I am the Pastor of the Warden Assembly of God in Warden, WA. Our church is located in Eastern Washington about 90 miles west of Spokane. This is farmer country. Great place to live! I am a Pastor of an Assemblies of God church in Eastern Washington. I am originally from Delaware but have not lived there since 1986. I have been to Eastern Europe, the Carribean, Mexico, El Salvador and I look forward to doing more traveling. I would like to pursue my Doctorate and teach in a Bible College or Seminary someday. I was raised in Delaware. I went to JSBC from 1986-1993. During that time I was Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Amite, LA.from 1991-1996. From there my wife and my daughter Monta and I moved to Robert, LA. where we were the Youth Pastor at Robert Church of God from 1996-1999. We miss all of our dear friends in Louisiana. Thanks for the memories.