You are an Average of Five People you Hang Out With
On the other hand every person was,will or is a great failure because of the kind of people he chose to be with.
It used to be a cliché by many of our teachers back in high school or primary school or even at the Kindergarten level that we should avoid what they termed as “Peer Pressure” but i partly disagree with them.
Evidently because they didn’t make it crystal clear what kind of peers we should avoid.For instance why should i avoid a friend who shows me how to solve a sum or to write a project work?
Why should i avoid a peer who tells me lets read an extra book?
Why should i avoid a companion who gives me a totally new business idea which i never had before?
All what am trying to elucidate is, we should qualify and quantify the kind of people we call our friends and our closest associates may it be in business in academics or other places in our lives where success is the utmost stuff .
As we do all this we should ask ourselves what kind of people we do partner with? Are they people who adds value to our lives ? Are they people who makes us any better?
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I remember one day when the exam scripts were returned and unfortunately two friends who i will seek them to remain anonymous had gotten zero(0) mark and all what they did after realizing this, was to hysterically laugh at each other in a way that suggested they were comfortable with their ugly scores.Such are kind of people who we should by all might,distance ourselves from .
Opinion of my thought :if this two were really great friends,they ought to have been sad about this and instead of hysterically laughing a each other they should have suggested on how to make the exam mark better in future.
Partner with people who sees you better than they found you.
People who suggest on the way forward to see success as the only ultimate goal-achieved.
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A friend who seeks to get everything from you doesn’t qualify to be a friend,the only suitable definition for them can only be a parasite.
No matter how much we try resisting what those we hang around with have ,we will always be finding ourselves adopting some of their characters even if it means slowly by slowly.
If this happens to be the case why don’t we hang around with those who have outstanding achievements- so that we may adsorb the good part of them.
Friendship means that you can share all moments without leaving one another when conditions are unfavorable.
One great thing i know is that no one makes it alone besides person’s hard work and determination a person success will also depend on how he connects with those people who have already made it.
A mentor once told me that no matter how many close people you have in your network, if you want to be truly great, you must have three essential people in your life at all times this are:
- A person who is older and more successful than you to learn from
- A person who is equal to you to exchange ideas with
- A person below you to coach and keep you energized
Just like dogs, in some cultures, they are of low regard and one analogy might be that hanging around people of a lowly status is to infest yourself with their issues. Who do you count as your friends? How particular are you? What kind of influence do you have on those around you or do others have more influence over you? Does the influence lift you up or bring you down? Does your influence and integrity waver with the quality of your surroundings?
One must be of strong integrity and faith to maintain influence with others plagued with bad habits. However there is no greater goal than lifting a person up for good.
The ultimate impact, hopefully, draws them closer to God through the example of a loving spirit.
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