All of us are aware of the major factors required to be successful in life. You have to be good at planning, always work hard, and be consistent with your approach. These are the three most emphasized upon factors in all the books and audio tapes you can learn when it comes to success. However, there is another factor that is pivotal to your success as well, and that factor is the company you keep.
As your family has an impact on your upbringing, how you show up in life or how you will work your business will reflect that. Therefore, it is very important that this impact be positive, as it leads to a success in personal and professional life. I’ll be sharing with you the importance of having positive associations in your life, and how you need to change and manage it in order to ensure positive influence.
We Need Positive Influences In Our Life
The fact that man is a social animal is a justification enough to prove the fact that having people around is the primal need of us humans. A child needs a parent to look towards in times of needs, an adult needs a partner to share joys and sorrows, and a person needs friends to tell all the secrets and get their advice. As an entrepreneur, if you are around people who keep you from giving time to your business, don’t have any idea about business, and practically have nothing to give you in value that can help you become successful, then as sad and as painful it is the fact is that you may be hanging out with the wrong people. On the contrary, if you are around people who own successful businesses, then you definitely will benefit from them, as they will influence the way you think and strategize about your business. Therefore, always try to sit in the company of people who share something common with you.
The People You Should Hang-out With
It goes without saying that birds of feather flock together. Therefore, if you are a businessperson then sitting with young boys who have nothing on their mind but partying, it would not be a wise choice for your growth and development. Similarly, if you are a budding entrepreneur and you start sitting with friends who have nothing else to do then to sit on the couch and play games, then again, you are around the wrong people. There are three types of traits you must see in the people you hang out with:
- Firstly, in your bunch, there must always be a person who is more experienced and successful than you are so that you can learn from him or her.
- The second type of group you should hang out with is the group that consists of people who are the same as you in terms of success and experience, so that you could share ideas and benefit each other.
- The last type of gathering you must have is of people who are aspirants and want to achieve something in life. You can be their mentor and guide them to success, which will keep you energized and give you a sense of achievement.
On the bases of these three traits, you need to make a list of makers and breakers. On one side of the line, write down the names of all the people around you who have contributed to your success and the company of which keeps you motivated towards your goals. On the other side of the line write the names of those people sitting with whom makes you feel dull, boring and makes you look on the pessimistic side of things. The latter are the ones that you need to quit hanging out with and spend more time with people from the other side of the list who give you purpose and keep you motivated.
Now it’s Your Turn!
What kind of people do you associate with and have around you? How do the people that you surround yourself assist in moving towards success? Please share your feedback in the comments section and I look forward to reading them!