Day 145 of 365

I neglect how important it is to spend time with inspiring people very often. 
It's so easily over looked for some reason but when you cross paths with someone so inspiring you think to yourself holy shit why am I not with someone like this everyday. 
It's like running, you can be on the road alone with your seemingly steady pace and then someone runs right by you at a faster speed that almost seems dialed in.  Without that person you'd still be pacing yourself at a light jog but because you saw what was possible your out here kicking ass now.  I think thats such a metaphor for life.   We don't realize what is possible when we surround ourselves with people that are doing the bare minimum, but once we hang out with people that are achieving more than ourselves we too work harder and achieve more than we thought we ever could.  It's as corny as the saying goes, "you are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with."  I think thats exactly true but here is something no one ever said to me, "Don't take advice from someone who isn't where you want to be."  I wish I had known that younger confiding in friends and other people my own age when instead I should have looked up, should have looked around and asked myself who's kicking todays ass.  Who's making my dreams happen.  Those are the friends you want to have not a circle jerk of wishful dreams.  Just doing. 

Instead of alone, I'd be in the hopes of the inspiring peoples.