Association: a group of people or organisations joined together for a purpose, to be voluntarily involved with somebody or something in a personal or professional capacity
This morning I received an email from a friend. It is something that moved me and I am hoping it will prompt you to also take stock of those people you choose to keep in your life. As far as I’m concerned it warrants thinking over this weekend.
Please note I did say YOU CHOOSE...... Here goes....
“It Is Better To Be Alone, Than In The Wrong Company. Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.”
"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses." Proverbs 27:19
The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad.
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's not going anywhere.
With some people, you spend an 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 fortifies his life with the right friendships.
Have a look at those with whom you spend your time, are they gossipers – and do you feed the fire they ignite? Are they moaners – and do you complain alongside? Are they judgemental – and do you offer your opinion on the matter too? Are they negative and demoralising – do you enjoy being pulled into the negative abyss, also being negative? Are they mean and vengeful – do you plot the demise of others to please them?
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. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.