Few years, I read a book, titled An enemy called Average. Inside this book is a simple quotation that changed my life.
“You are today who you will be in 5 years, except for the people you meet and the book you read” – Charlie Jones.
I took this quote so serious that I had to do away with more than 70% of my friends.
You too can do same get ready, as I will shall with you 5 types of People you must avoid if you want to be rich and successful in life.
Winston Churchill said a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity a optimist sees the opportunity in every DIFFICULTY. There are too many people whose default responds to everything
this complaint these people complain about their friends Parents, government, the economy, weather, and even God. These people rarely see opportunity anywhere in fact they have given up on life.
Yes, above description obviously shows you how poisonous they are. Having such people around you will simply make you to be a pessimist you’ll think the world is dark.
For their minds poverty is caused by certain things or people in power and there’s no hope except a miracle. Do away with people who complain about everything make friends and hang out with only people who are positive about life. Hang around people who see opportunities and believe they could create wealth and succeed no matter what.
People who complain about everything or make you do the same but people who are positive about life who challenge and encourage you to dream big and achieve success in life.
People who expect someone else to solve their personal problems.
Abraham Lincoln said the only way to have a future is to create it.
Unfortunately so many people believe someone else is the reason why they are poor or unhappy. Some think the employer is the reason for their poverty. Some think it’s the government and others blame the appearance. Stephen R.covey the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , claimed that the very first habit of everyone who become successful is that they are proactive.
People who succeed don’t wait for things to happen they go out and make things happen. People who succeed don’t wait for others to solve their personal problems. Instead they go out start with whatever they have wherever they are and fight for what they believe they deserve. If you hang around people with entitlement mentality, people who believe someone else will help them. You’ll be irresponsible because you point fingers at others blaming them for your situation.
You should make friends with people who see the world as a place to give not as a place to get.Winston Churchill said I love things to happen but when things don’t happen I go out and make them happen. Hang around people who know world the duty to make it a better place not those who think the world owes them everything. Don’t make friends with people who wait for things to happen make friends with people who go out and make things happen.
People who don’t believe in you
stopped telling those who don’t believe in me anything about my life. I avoided them as much as possible and associated with friends who believed in me. People who don’t believe in you are poisonous, they will discourage you and make you feel stupid. You need to avoid such people. It doesn’t matter whether these people are your parents or family members people who don’t believe in your dreams need to be avoided.
Don’t get me wrong……..
No you don’t have to disown your family members because of your dreams but you can’t stop discussing your dreams with them. You can as well decide to spend less time with them, avoid people who don’t believe in you. Associate with people who believe in your ability to achieve what you want to because those are the kind of people you need to be able to stay focused and encouraged. As you pursue your dreams.
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people who don’t value knowledge.
You can’t be smart if your friends are dumb. when people don’t value knowledge they don’t grow when people are not growing they can’t succeed in life.
If your friends are not likely to succeed you probably won’t the best you aspire. People you need around you are people who know some things you don’t know. This is what makes friendship worthwhile. Staying around people who don’t improve their minds means that you will learn nothing from them and that makes your time with them a waste. Hang around individuals who value and seek knowledge instead.
These are people who are growing and because they are growing they will challenge you to grow.
people who believe the world is right and always so
John D Rockefeller said if you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the one paths of accepted success. Striking a new path means doing something differently doing something differently means having conviction that the world is wrong. Unfortunately most people believe that whatever is popular is good. Most people believe that whatever everyone is doing is the right thing to do.
The problem with this mindset is that if you do things the way everyone is doing it, you’ll get the same result everyone is getting. Since most people of the world are getting average results you’ll likely get just that. Your best friends be should people who use their heads. People who think independently regardless of what public opinion or social proof. My post on 7 ideas how to start business if you don’t have money
If you want to be rich and successful in life avoid people who complain about everything because they’ll make you as negative as they are.
Avoid people who are waiting for someone else to solve their personal problem because they’ll make you as irresponsible as they are.
Avoid those who do not believe in your dreams because they will discourage you and make you a failure. Avoid those who don’t value knowledge.
Avoid the conformist remember the quality of your future is going to be determined by the quality of people you spend time with.
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