You’re Only as Good as the Company You Keep
People influence you every day. Do they inspire you or sap your energy? Do they serve as positive role models or negative influences? Do they want what’s best for you, or are they out for themselves? You probably know those who serve as positive or negative influences in your life. Surround yourself with top-notch people. It makes a huge difference. As they say, you’re only as good as the company you keep.
Top-notch people contribute to your life in meaningful ways, as:
Friends. These folks make every day special. They care about you and are genuinely happy for your success. You can count on them in good times AND bad.
Cheerleaders. These people energize you. They make you feel good about yourself and inspire you to be your best. Surround yourself with positive people; their energy is contagious.
Coaches. These folks challenge you to leave your comfort zone; they offer constructive feedback to better your game.
Trusted advisors. These people are good listeners. You can always count on them for sage advice. They’re honest, objective, and trustworthy.
Teachers. These folks show you the ropes in a nonthreatening way.
Role models. These people have strong moral character and impeccable values. You hope their behavior rubs off on you — and it usually does.
All these people serve as a positive influence in your life. They’re caring, giving, and supportive. They set high standards and live honorable lives. They’ll inspire you to be your best and help you to reach your full potential. The fact is, you determine the people you spend your time with. Choose wisely. You are the company you keep.
Do You Keep Good Company?
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