You Are Who Your Friends Are
by Jack Canfield
It is important to acknowledge the power of positive thinking. This goes not only for yourself, but also for the people you surround yourself with. Attitudes are catchy. Whether they are positive or negative, they are rubbing off on you. If you are around people who complain, judge, spread negative gossip, blame others, and play victim roles, chances are you do, too.
Who are you around most often? Are they achieving their dreams or complaining about their circumstances? Do they look up to others who are go-getters and high achievers, or do they make fun of them and roll their eyes? How do they treat you? If you are spending time with people who do not support your dreams and goals, it’s seriously time to look at whom you call your friends!
Successful people surround themselves with successful people! They want to be around others who are achieving their goals and making things happen for themselves. They want to know their secrets and strategies for winning. They are not embarrassed to be hanging out with the “nerds” of this world who are studying for success and making good money.
You, too, need to surround yourself with positive influences! Join the clubs that other successful people are in, learn what they are learning, act how they act, and talk how they talk. It doesn’t matter from what walk of life you are coming from. Show up and transform yourself into an achiever! Success is not just for those who have had it easy, who came from supportive homes or had expensive educations. There are so many successful people who rose up from very poor conditions and overcame obstacles to achieve the goals they had their sights set on. But they did not get there by hanging out with negative energy drainers!
Have you been limiting your success by letting yourself be influenced by other people’s negative energy? Make a list of all the people you spend time with and make a note of the kind of personality they have. How many negative people are you around every day? How many people on your list are achieving their dreams, are supporting yours, and are taking responsibility for their lives? You’re better off spending time alone than with people who hold themselves back with a victim mentality.
Simply stop spending time with the negative people on your list. Join the clubs that will put you in with a positive circle of friends. Set a new standard for yourself and don’t become friends with people who fall below that standard. Invite your old friends to come with you and you’ll know who has potential and who to stop being around entirely.
You have to take responsibility for this area of your life. Look around you at the people you call friends, you act just like them! Does it make you proud? Are you selling yourself short? Or are you on the right track? Keep successful people around you and will you be successful! Be around people who can accomplish their goals and you will accomplish yours! The choice is yours to make.
“Success is waking up in the morning and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you’re good at – something that’s bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again.”
— Whit Hobbs
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ”
— Bill Cosby, Comedian
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What Is Success?
Success is not to be pursued; It is to be attracted by the person you become.
What Is Failure?
Don’t take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties.
Success is the study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious I and Obvious II in school.
It’s too bad failures don’t give seminars. Wouldn’t that be valuable? If you meet a guy who
has messed up his life for forty years, you’ve just got to say, “John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?”
By Jim Rohn
“In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.”
— Robert Heinlein, American Novelist
You know, most of us have in some point in our lives failed to set clear and well defined goals, consequently, we have also failed to achieve what we wanted or needed with it.
Robert Heinlein is so correct in his statement, those who understand and know how to set clear goals and pursue to achieve them, those are the ones who usually end up achieving success in their lives, those are the one who make their dreams come true.
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According to Bryan Tracy, the road to success is easy and anyone that get there, how? Please,
A wise man who had studied success for more than 50 years concluded that the greatest success principle of all was, “learn from the experts.”
Learn From the Experts
If you want to be a big success in any area, find out what other successful people in that area are doing, and do the same things, until you get the same results. When I studied the interviews, speeches, biographies and autobiographies of successful men and women, I found that they all had one quality in common. They were all described as being “extremely well organized.” They used their time very, very well. They were highly productive and they got vastly more done in the same period of time than the average person.
Be Both Effective and Efficient
High performing men and women were both effective and efficient. They did the right things, and they did them in the right way. They were constantly looking for ways to improve the quality and quantity of their output. As a result, their contribution to their organizations was vastly higher and
therefore much better paid, than the contributions of the average person.
Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action:
First, develop a study plan today to learn from the experts in your field. This can save you years of hard work.
Second, decide what the most important thing to do is, and then decide how to do it.
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If you’re living the exact life you want to – from your relationships to your home to your job and even your hobbies – then this isn’t for you.
If, on the other hand, you can imagine more for yourself in any of those areas of your life, I hope you’ll keep reading.
Take a moment to think about some of the things you’ve dreamed of doing – quitting your job and starting a business, asking your boss for a raise, writing a novel, singing karaoke …
What’s stopped you from doing them?
Have you held back because you’re afraid of what might happen if you try and don’t quite succeed? Have you avoided action because you’re afraid of what other people might think or say?
If so, there is one thing and one thing only that has stopped you from reaching the success you truly want and deserve: fear.
Fear stops you in your tracks. It keeps you from trying new things – and from succeeding at them.
Self confidence training will eliminate the fear that stops you from succeeding — so you can move quickly towards the success you deserve.
As humans, it’s our natural instinct to stay in our comfort zones.
But upward movement occurs only when we step into new territory, expanding our knowledge and skill sets.
So how do you ensure you’re able to take a step – and then subsequent steps – into new territory?
You develop your self-confidence.
The most successful people have incredible levels of self-confidence. They have accomplished great levels of success and happiness in their lives, and seem unstoppable.
When YOU develop unshakeable self-confidence, you, too, can become unstoppable.
Become empowered, overcome your doubts and fears, and discover potential you didn’t even know you had.