You have goals you’d like to reach. You’d like your life to be better.
Better marriage. Better career. Better financial situation. Better friendships.
According to James Clear, author of the book, “Atomic Habits”, the people you associate with are perhaps the most important influencer in your efforts to reach your goals.
According to Clear, it’s critical to “Join a culture where your desired behavior is the normal behavior, and get an accountability partner.”
Napoleon Hill, author of the classic book, “Think and Grow Rich”, defined association as “the mastermind group” principle. According to Hill, the mastermind is:
“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”
“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.
“As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.
“Consider this: Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.
“Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don’t follow anyone who is not going anywhere. With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.
“Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl, but if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.
“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.”
The simple but true fact of life is that, whether they're family or friends, you become like those with whom you closely associate – for better or worse.
Masterminds are incredible and can do wonders for your business as well as for you, personally. Growing in a group is not only more effective, it's quite a bit more fun!
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