The Power Of Association

Who Do You Associate With

The power of association. This is a concept that I think that most people don’t do or don’t really understand. When we associate with others they tend to have a major influence over how we think about things and what our beliefs are. This is good if the people we associate with are people of good character but if they are not they can have a detrimental effect on us. Like the saying goes “birds of a feather flock together” is so true.

It is said that if you take the income of your five best friends or associates that your income would be somewhere in there. Your income will not exceed the people you spend the most time with.

Remember when you were a kid and your parents didn’t want you hanging around with little Billy down the street. This was because your parents knew that Billy would eventually have influence over you if you spent enough time with him. This would not be good if Billy was constantly getting himself in trouble around the neighborhood. So your parents did no something after all.

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“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

If you want to rise yourself up in your life and any situation. It can be done simply by changing who you spend most of your time with. Associate with winners and people who have a winning attitude and you can’t help but to become one yourself. I know personally spending time with someone of influence and who was a millionaire. Made me believe that I could someday become a millionaire too myself. Up until then it wasn’t something that I could believe or conceive because up to that point I had only spent time with people who had no money, debt and problems. They did nothing to try to change it but only complained about it. They didn’t see that it could be different. That’s the power of association.

You want to change your situation then get yourself around people who want more or the same things that you want out of life. Today you can use social media, read books and listen to audios if you want to get different a insight on life. You may not always to get around people who can influence you in a positive way but you can get association through those types of media.

So association plays a major part in your success or failure in life. So ask yourself this question. Who am I associating with and how is it effecting my life.

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