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  • Kate Allgood

Mental Skills Tip: Who do you surround yourself with?

Who do you surround yourself with? I want you to think about this for a moment. It is said that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. Who are those 5 people in your life? Do they reflect who you want to be? It is very difficult to be the person you want to be when you surround yourself with people who do not display the qualities you want to have yourself. We all need people in our life who push us, make us want to become the people we a striving to become. If you want to be a great athlete and you surround yourself with people who party or don’t have the dedication it takes to be great at something, this can greatly impact your own path towards your goals. 

Often we do not think too much about the people we let into our lives, we have them in our lives due to circumstances or chance. If you thought of your life as a room with only one door, and people could only enter your room, but not leave it, would that change the way you think of who you would let into your life? 

mental skills for athletes in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Trained in the field of sport psychology

We want to feel like we belong and often that leads us to be in social settings that we don’t really want or care to be in but we want to feel included. One of the most difficult things to do is to let go of people who do not serve you, especially those who once served you but no longer do. We feel attached to them, we don’t know what it would look like without them, so we keep them in our lives because we are afraid of the unknown. 

Who do you want to be? What do you want to accomplish? Now surround yourself with those who line up with it and let go of those who are holding you back. 

To your Success,



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