Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to do are high. You’ll have to be a positive influence in their life before they will let you in their circle. Successful people will not tolerate any toxic relationships. As they build you, you’ll need to build them.
The Sixth Pillar of Success: Surround Yourself with the Best People
Jim Rohn highly recommends that you , “surround yourself with winners, successful people who exhibit and live consistent to the values and skills you want to acquire and develop.” People that are in your life have an amazing power to influence your destiny. Think about statement for a moment. Think about some of the people you associate with. Do you see some of your actions that you acquired from them? Perhaps you even say the same things they say. Then deeply understand that those people are currently shaping your “destiny!”
Ask your self these questions:
Who am I around? What effect are they having on me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And, as Jim Rohn asks, “What do they have me becoming?”
Is that okay?
People in your life; your friends, your spouse, your co-workers, and your family, affect you.
Do you hate your job? Chances are the people you hang around with hate their job too. If they complain about their life and are negative toward the lives of others, chances are you are too. According to Jim Rohn,
“Each association has either a positive, neutral or negative effect on you.”
An attribute of successful people is they seek relationships with other successful people who will push them, challenge them, and encourage them to become better. “To attract attractive people you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful, To attract committed people, you must be committed.” says the authors.
To have this positive influence in your life you’ll need to go to work on yourself. You’ll need to actively have a personal development system in place that you use almost daily.
Follow all earlier pillars:
First Pillar of Success; Work Harder on Yourself than You Do on Your Job or Business.
Second Pillar of Success: Total Well-Being
The Third Pillar of Success: Make the Most of the Gift of Relationships