Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Company You Keep

This is awesome information which a good friend forwarded. Makes a lot of sense. See if you agree.


* It Is Better To Be Alone Than In The Wrong Company.

* Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are.

* 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 you become like those with whom you closely associate, for the good and the bad. 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 these ideas:

* 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's 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 see people without a smile today, give them one of yours.

Choose to rise...Don't settle...Go for your dreams!

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  1. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Makes a lot of sense indeed.

    What a torrent of postings! I can hardly keep up! What gives? ;)

  2. Gives you a smile!

    I agree.. I hate Negativity!!!

  3. The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate, for the good and the bad.

    What if you don't closely associate with anyone? Does that mean there's no one like you? Actually, my closest associates these days are all online...

    Speaking of which, I'm with FH2o! *pant pant* I can't keep up with this posting marathon!!!!

  4. FH2o, in answer to your query about the torrent of postings, please visit this post.

  5. LB, it takes all kinds to make up the world but they really get you down. Oh well...

  6. MM, I think workmates are the ones we associate closely with and some of them can really spoil your day but I won't let them.

    MM, you are doing great, keeping up. Please read my response to FH2o for the answer. You might have read it though. I'm now blogging adverts too. Join in through the PayPerPost icon on my sidebar. For you it would be a cinch.