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You Are Who You Associate With


The people that we associate with (our friends, mentors, relatives) shape the person that we become … just a fact, but a fact that you can use to your advantage.

It works in the same way “glass half empty” people can have a “downer” affect on your mood, and “glass half full” people can give your mood a lift.

If you spend more time with people who are professional, career driven and want to get ahead, then you will adopt the positive aspects of that association and they will reinforce those qualities in you.  If you have entrepreneurial aspirations and you associate with entrepreneurs then you will find that to be a positive influence on your goals.

YOU need to decide who you want to be … be your own person!  It is OK to choose to live your life with, OR without, career aspirations …  just do it consciously, not because the people you associate with are like that.

Once you decide who you want to be then choose who you spend your time with carefully … spend the most time with people who help you become who you want to be!

“If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be. ”Dale Carnegie