The Power of Association

December 5, 2011 |
The Power of Association The Power of AssociationThe Power of Association is too real: It might sound strange, but sometimes depending on your situation, the less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on and act like a handbrake holding you back. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you achieve your best and are there for you and motivate you will want you to crawl. Your friends will either stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you, the same applies to both your personal life and your work life, so ask yourself the question are you adding value to somebody’s life or are you taking away from it.
Consider this:
  • Never receive counsel from unproductive people.
  • Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.
  • Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.
  • Don’t follow anyone who is not going anywhere. With some people you spend and evening: with others you invest it. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.
  • Wise is the person who fortifiers his life with the right friendships. You have no doubt heard about “If you sleep with dogs, you are bound to get fleas” or “if you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl”, however if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to sour to great heights. As they say in the classics, “How can I fly like an eagle when I am surrounded by a bunch of turkeys?” Remember Eagles are not found with a bunch of turkeys, but eagles are found one at a time.
“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate – for the good and the bad.

Master Retailing wishes you good luck in this epic life time adventure and hope you make the right choices in life.

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