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Friday, September 10, 2010

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Good day all,
On the same thinking trend, I wanted to explore who you surround yourself with and the effect it has on you. Some one told me that you will be at the level of the 5 closest people you associate with. That is in most cases true but we do not pick our friends for their lifestyle or ours for that matter. The statement however does have merit. It means that you should choose to be around people you want to be like. If you want to be artistic be around artists. If you want to be wealthy associate with people who are wealthier than you are. If you want to be intelligent be around those who are more learned than you are. Napoleon Hill said that if you are the smartest person in your mastermind group there is a problem. You should always be thirsting for knowledge.

Just like in every thing else we find our comfort-zone in our associations. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable but to improve you have to step out of your comfort zone. To learn you have to associate with people who know more than you do. That is intimidating, and scary at times. The rewards are well worth it though.

By the same token if you are around people who are negative and complain all the time you will at some point get stuck in their negativity. I am not saying abandon your friends but you do have a choice and the responsibility to create your future. Remember what ever you concentrate on becomes your reality. I used to think that I could change my negative friends by unwavering positivity but I can not change any one who does not want to change and in the end I felt like I was drained. So I try to listen, and try to change the conversation to a silver lining but if it fails I WILL remove myself from the situation at least long enough to re-energize myself. You have to do the same. If you can not eliminate those who are negative in your life you need to limit your exposure to the negativity, and fill yourself with positive energy.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a good one! I really like it. Enjoyed reading it.

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