Choose friends wisely, because they are the ones who decide your future.
There’s a famous quote by Jim Rohn,
“We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.”
You like it or not, your friends greatly influence your mindset. Your thought process starts getting influenced by the type of people you associate with. We need to be very careful in deciding with whom we are spending a majority of our the time.
A good friend can be one of the greatest assets that you have.
Don’t hesitate in saying goodbye to negative or un-resourceful or people with small mindset. It’s your life and you have the power to choose your circle.
Find friends who are supportive, who believe in you, and those who want to achieve great things in life. Don’t even think twice before getting away from a negative or complaining person. Stay away from such people and you’ll thank yourself later. It’s always a good choice to pick a book and read rather than wasting time on unnecessary things.
Robert T Kiyosaki in his book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad tells why you should choose friends wisely. He says, “I do not choose my friends by their financial statements.”
“Don’t listen to poor or frightened people. I have such friends, and while I love them dearly, they are the Chicken Littles of Life. To them, when it comes to money, especially investments, it’s always, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” They can always tell you why something won’t work. The problem is that people listen to them. But people who blindly accept doom-and-gloom information are also Chicken Littles. As that old saying goes, ‘Birds of a feather flock together.’”
-Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Stay clear from people who:
- are jealous
- are judgmental
- are negative
- are arrogant
- are dishonest.
Here are the few ways which would help you to choose friends wisely.
- Always choose friends who constantly motivate and encourage you to get better or to follow your dreams. Find people who believe in you.
- Be friends with those who crave for knowledge. Be with people who are constantly willing to learn new things and want to get better.
- Choose friends with similar interests. This can help you a lot in achieving your goals. Being with like-minded people makes your life much easier.
- Be with people who are smarter than you, who know more than you. You will learn a lot by associating with them. Being with smarter people will help you get over your weaknesses.
Take out some time often and think about the people you spend time with. Do they elevate you or bring you down? Are they helping you get better? Are they bringing in problems? Once you get your answers, you will be able to set your priorities.
Maximize the time you spend with positive people and you’ll start seeing the difference very soon. Stop hanging out with people who are aimless. Rather spend time meeting new people and talking and learning from them. Meeting new people is one of the best ways to grow.
Take some time and think about the people who are close to you and how they are helping you to get better. Are they taking you closer to your goals and ambitions?
Choose friends wisely, because they are the ones who make you or break you.
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