“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours, and you’ll drift in that direction.”
— Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, CEO
There is a saying that our success in life equals the sum of the people we spend our time with. If we hang around with positive, focused, successful people, we become more positive, focused and successful. But, if we hang around people who procrastinate, complain and are unsuccessful, we become unsuccessful, complaining procrastinators. Unfortunately, because we all have the need to feel important, we tend to gravitate toward people that are less successful than we are. When we do this, we literally sabotage our success. This is not to say you should never see your friends again, just that maybe you should spend less time with your complaining friends and make a conscious effort to force yourself to spend more time and engage with people who are clearly more positive, focused and successful than you are. When you do this you will pick up the habits of success and find that you will achieve more and grow happier every day.