I heard someone say that pilots keep their eyes on 4 things while up in the air – Lift, Thrust, Weight, and Drag. Like the four forces on a plane, people around you exert similar forces.
- Lift – These people brighten your day, make you feel better about yourself, and leave you with a spring in your step.
- Thrust – These people motivate you, inspire you, and challenge you to move forward to accomplish your dreams and goals.
- Weight – These people pull you down, make you feel heavier, discouraged, and you feel worse than you did before.
- Drag – These are the people that always seem to have some sad story. They always have some kind of drama in their lives and expect you to either cheer them up or fix their problem.
Most people fall into one of these four categories. It is up to you what type of people you surround yourself with.