Keep good company.
There are plenty of sayings illustrating the importance of keeping good company - “you’re known by the company you keep”, “birds of a feather flock together”, and such. Research indicates that there is some truth to these idioms; in fact, you are more or less the combined average of the five people you associate with the most.
So, if the people around you have a negative outlook on life, you will find it increasingly difficult to have a positive one. If the people around you are lazy and unmotivated, you will find yourself falling into the same patterns.
Surround yourself with good people; the type of people you would like to emulate, and you will succeed.
- Find someone who has mastered a skill you desire and apprentice yourself.
Learn from the best and you will succeed!
- Choose appropriate heroes.
These are the people you will look up to, so make sure they are worth emulating.
- Choose appropriate friends.
Keep this rule in mind: Everything about your life will closely reflect the lives of your five closest friends.
- Form a mastermind.
A mastermind is a group of two or more intelligent, skilled people who come together to work towards a definite purpose in the spirit of harmony. Basically, you will be forming a group with people who are talented in different ways, but are all committed to serve the goals of each member of the group.
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