The Company You Keep
Updated: Feb 17
There are those that make you feel good about yourself
By only giving you the validation that you seek,
And then there are those that force you to level up.
When we turn away those that force us to look ourselves in the mirror
It’s usually only because we don’t like what we see.
It’s uncomfortable facing up to reality -
But growth is always uncomfortable.
You see, the company you keep says something about you
Whether you’re willing to face up to the world as it really is.
Whether you're willing to do the work.
Whether you’re willing to trust someone enough to let them lead you into the abyss,
knowing full well that it’s for your own good. Or;
Whether you’d rather keep surrounding yourself with ‘yes men’.
By those that like to keep up appearances and only ever tell you what you want to hear.
By those that live life on the surface,
More content with maintaining their instagram lifestyle.
The onus is always on you to pick a path.
And to find your people.
To be conscious of the company that you keep.
Will you surround yourself with those, that keep it real.
Those that are willing to look you square in the eye and tell you how it is.
But would also go into the depths of hell with you, or;
Do you keep fluffing your feathers in the hope that someone will one day notice.