If you can’t grow, it might be time to go… go find the people who do.
Are the associations you have in your life moving you forward or pulling you back? Are the people in your “posse” positive, or constantly complaining. You are by every measure the product of the four or five people with whom you spend the most time. And if you want to get better, every minute counts.
Then again, it all depends what you want out of life.
Want to live the life of your dreams, or just dream about really living? Want to see life in action, or retraction? Want to leave a legacy, or get left behind?
As much as you might like to think otherwise, or not think about it at all, the people you choose in your life most definitely affect your choices in how you live! According to research by social psychologist Dr David McLelland of Harvard, “the people with who you habitually associate are called your reference group and these people determine as much as 95 percent of your success or failure in life.”
Wow. 95 percent!!
Charles “Tremendous” Jones is famous for saying, “you are the same today as you are going to be in five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.”
Grow and learn, sounds like a powerful combination.
As John C. Maxwell writes, “You cannot take the growth journey alone, not if you want to reach your potential. The most significant factor in any person’s environment is the people. If you change nothing else in your life for the better than that, you will have increased your chances of success tenfold.
So think long and hard about who you you’re spending the most time with, for wherever they are headed, so are you.”
Until next time, thanks for taking the time.
Mark Brodinsky, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Financial Services
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