The power of association is huge. We live in an age where it is more about who you know than what you know. Take the time to think about your crew.
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Who you spend your time with
A famous speaker named Jim Rohn said, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
Whether you like it or not, you’re greatly influenced by the people you spend time with. Cutting out negative influences is crucial to continue moving forward in life.
Replace the negative with positive influences, people who’ll push you and help you grow.
Associate with successful people
It’s important to find friends and mentors who are more successful than you are. Especially, those who have achieved what you want to achieve.
Surrounding yourself with these people will elevate your level of thinking, habits, and overall lifestyle.
These people will support you when you need help and motivate you to not give up. Be intentional about who you spend your time with.
There’s a quote that says “a rising tide lifts all boats”. In this case, if the people around you are successful and achieving great things, you will too.
Key questions to ask yourself
Are you setting yourself up for success? Ask yourself these three questions to see if your friends are holding you back.
- Are your conversations revolved around the past or complaints?
- Do your friends make you feel bad when you choose yourself or your business over them?
- Are you the most successful person in your group of friends?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to find people to help you elevate your game.
Limit your time
There’ll be people who you see often, and maybe they’re not necessarily negative. For people who aren’t negative, but also aren’t being a positive influence on you – limit your time.
This means that you can have a quick conversation with them, say hello when you cross paths, but you shouldn’t invest in that relationship.
The time you spend with a specific person depends on you. Sometimes there are people you can only talk to for a few minutes before it becomes negative and sometimes it’s once a week.
Whatever that time limit is for you, stick to it because your time is valuable.
Power of association quotes
Surround yourself with those who only lift you higher.Oprah Winfrey
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.Jim Rohn
You need to associate with people who inspire you, people that challenge you to raise higher, people that make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.Joel Osteen
Be true to yourself and surround yourself with positive, supportive people.Payal Kadakia
The power of association is very powerful. It affects your thinking, habits, the way you speak, and what you do. To achieve your goals and dreams, it’s important for you to surround yourself with successful friends and mentors.
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