"Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are."
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The need to belong is the idea that humans have a fundamental motivation to be accepted into relation-ships with others and to be a part of social groups.
These groups shape us into who we are. If you look back on your life and think about the groups that you were in or still currently are in; did/do you have something in common with them? The answer is probably "Yes". This is because belonging is closely rooted in similar interests, ways of thinking, opinions, and even having similar tasks to accomplish.
As we get older, we change, we move different places, make new friends, and undertake new mindsets. Some of our groups start to not align with our goals, values, beliefs, or behaviors anymore. Now comes the tricky part; do we leave these groups that don't align with the new version of us, or do we stay because of the friendships we have made? This is a question I’m sure many of you have already asked yourself.
There's no right or wrong answer here as I believe it completely depends on the people in the group. Are the people in your group having a positive or negative impact on your life? If it's a positive impact, then hell yes keep those people around! But if it's not or these people simply have no room in your life anymore, then don't feel bad about moving on.
Even science has shown that when it comes to your close friends, you lose about half and replace them with new ones after seven years. Now I’m not trying to scare anyone that they may lose some of their friends, but I am trying to get you to think about if you even want to keep them. Yes, everyone wants to belong; but if belonging means surrounding yourself with toxic, disrespectful, or even narcissistic people... it's not for you.
Now is the time that you find new ways to belong. You look at your interests and the kind of person you want to be, and you find a group that reflects that. For "US" that group is 1st Phorm. We know many of you may see this as a company; and it is, but it's also so much more.
1st Phorm is a community that creates belonging for everyone that wants to be a part of it. They're values are built on loyalty, hard work, selflessness, enthusiasm, and sooo much more. We encourage you to reach out and get involved in a fitness challenge or even follow some of the 1st Phorm athletes on social media, they are some of the most positive uplifting people we have ever met.
The Impact 1st Phorm has made on us; not only as a company but also as a place where we feel valued, has created a sense of belonging. We've found a place where there are people like us. Individuals trying to better themselves. Selfless people doing amazing acts in their community to make a change. A group looking to add value and show to everyone out there that; EVERY dream... aspiration. goal. CAN become your reality. That’s why this company hits so close to home for us... because it feels like home.
The reason this is such an amazing community is because they truly care about every single person they meet. Not only will getting involved in this community give you a sense of belonging but they will also help you to live the happiest/healthiest life possible.
THIS is what we want you to experience... a TRUE sense of belonging!