Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

It Is Better To Be Alone, Than In The Wrong Company

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 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'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

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