My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me –Henry Ford
You cannot do it all alone. You need people. People of like minds. Not all people you know but people that share your philosophy.
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.—Charles Evans Huges.
There are so many types of toxic people in our lives, and weaning them out will help us to get our personal relationships in shape.
No one can be successful without people. However, you have to be careful with the people you put in your life. You can only be successful if you keep company with people who are going in your direction.
People can make or mar you. Some people are not good for you; they are toxic to your goal in life. They pollute your atmosphere, negate your dreams and talk you out of track. Out there are so many of them who will make you believe you can’t accomplish your dreams. Such fellows are not good for you.
A friend is a present you give to yourself-E Stanley Jones.
Surround yourself with people who support and encourage your happiness and development, as opposed to trying to sabotage it.
You know who tears you down instead of building you up. Look for people that will not make your dream suffer miscarriage. Wrong friends will make your dreams to suffer abortion by injecting you with toxic information. Beware of such people and don’t put them into your life. Go along with those who will talk you into and not out of your dreams.
Have you got a companion good enough for – who will help to nurture your vision? Every great achiever will testify to the fact that right people are prerequisite for right and great achievements.
How to identify focused people:
Focused people don’t discuss people.
They discuss ideas great men are ordinary and common men who distinguished by uncommon ideas. Little minds discuss people , Average minds discuss events,
Great minds and champions discuss ideas.
Stay away from people who will always get you engaged discussing people. They are of little minds. They are critics and critics don’t achieve much. You really don’t need such ones in your life if you want to be great. They will pollute your atmosphere with their venomous information. Potential great men don’t put critics into their lives. They hardly see anything good around themselves and as such don’t see the reason to give thanks to God.
Keep away from little men with little minds and little imagination locked up in their little worlds with little or no courage to step out of mental servitude.
Focused people are inquisitive people.
According to John Mason “Only hungry minds can grow.
There are people who don’t want to know more than they believe they know. It is limiting to be in alliance with such in individuals. They don’t spur one to action and thus never move others to stretch their abilities. Life style is contagious. Continuing staying with people that lack motivation reduces the speed of anyone. Indolent people cannot help you. They have not the power to provoke you to action.
Fires can’t be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men –James Mark Baldwin.
Motivation brings about activation and to be well activated is to be well motivated.
Look well around, you will find people who have remained the way you have known them ten years ago.
Year in, year out, they are the same, the same life style, the same reasoning pattern, the same prospects, the same problems, the same survival strategies and the same dreams.
Don’t bring such people into your life. They are stagnant people. You don’t need them.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes consistently more valuable regardless of physical capacity.—Harvey Ullman.
The moment you stop learning you stop leading.-Rick Warren.
Focused people are not sycophants
Flatter makes friends and truth makes enemies- spanish proverbs.
Sycophants are the worst people every great man most avoid. They the most destructive people. Flatterers,praise-singers, hypocrites, traitors, betrayers, and fair weather friends. Please avoid them. You make think they love especially as they sing praisers of you even more than you deserve. They are killers.
A sycophant will never say anything bad about you in your presence as a long as you are in position or as long as you are of benefit to him. Even if you are clearly wrong, and he knows you are wrong , he will still praise you though against his conscience. They are dangerous with their praises they blind the kings and the rulers and sing them to destruction. Don’t put such people into your life. They are “Hossana today , ow him tomorrow”.
Make friends with people who are real. Look for real people
A real friend is one who will tell you your faults and follies in prosperity and assist with his hands and heart in adversity.