Who are your closest friends? Who do you spend the most time with on a daily basis? Write down their names. Now ask yourself, are the people you have written down similar to you in that they are hungry for more out of life, are goal-setters and are trying to implement legendary habits? The answer is important.
If the answer is yes, great, you are doing better than almost every other person in the world because most people like to surround themselves with life’s losers. It makes them feel better about their position in life. Now, if the answer is no, and you are surrounding yourself with life’s sheep, then you must act. The longer you wait to act, the harder it will be for you to cut them off.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
Who you spend your time with is ultimately who you will become. I can hear some of you saying that you can withstand their negative influences and still be successful, which is true. But without them, you could be a hell of a lot farther than you are right now. Their negative mindset is stopping you from reaching your highest potential.
Lions live their life with a purpose. They are aiming to become the top and the best at whatever it is that they do. They will not submit or surrender to mediocre people or enjoy being in the constant presence of life’s sheep. They will hold their ground and evaluate each and every individual in their life and let go of those who waste their time, their energy and their money. Why? Because Lions value their life they constantly learn and breed success.
What You Need To Do
Maybe you think you are a Lion. You are the most successful person in your friend group, make the most money, have the best lifestyle… well NEWSFLASH. If you are the most successful in your group, and you hangout with mediocre people, who cares? It’s similar to if you are the best on your high school JV team. Sure you will win, but you are competing with average people.
If what I described above is you, you are the ‘best’ in your mediocre friend group, or worse, you are not even the best person in your group, then you need to escape their presence immediately. Even if you do not know it, they are slowing grappling you into submitting to their mindset.
Negative people have this power, especially when they are in numbers. Human nature is like this. We like to believe whatever the majority uphold as truth, and life’s sheep like to promote average lives as worthy of their calling and would like for you to believe the same. It’s a trap. You must cut them out of your life now. But, many of you will not do this.
Man Up and Take Control
It takes serious action to leave your friends. Your friendship may even be ruined from this. That is a risk you have to be willing to take for the betterment of your life and that of your family’s. It will hurt leaving them because you are so damn comfortable with them that it’s hard to man up and say no more. But to be a Lion in life, you are going to have to make hard decisions. You are going to have to stand up for yourself and do what is best for yourself while not caring what others may have to say or think. After all, you only live once.
Furthermore, I want you to not only trust what I am saying, but look at the many titans and moguls, professional athletes and major personalities and study their rise to power and riches. Notice who was in their circle of friends during their rise. Often times they had no one, or just their family or a few strong, supporting friends. They understood the importance of being by yourself is better than surrounding yourself in the wrong company.
The number of people that are apart of your life is almost meaningless and has no correlation towards your future success. What matters, is the quantity of people in your life. That is why it is absolutely important to make friends with those who feel as if they are on a mission in life. That feel a strong sense of being destined for Greatness. Those are the types of people that you can rely on to be a positive force in your life.
A Timeless Truth
The power of association is strong. Look around at different groups of people, and you will see, for the most part, that everyone in a group will share some of life’s major habits. Whether that be drinking, smoking, goal-setting, income levels, mindset, hobbies, etc.
Furthermore, occupations usually stick together. Cops hangout with cops, teachers with teachers, gang members with gang members, drunks with drunks, millionaire with millionaires.
The reason this happens is not because they do not like other groups. It’s just that people feel more comfortable hanging out with people around the same level in life as them. They do not like people that are doing something better in life than they are. It breeds resentment and anger which is why you do not see many people of the opposite socioeconomic class or status in life hanging out together that often. It’s a sad truth, but one you must know.
So what are you going to do now? Are you going to just read this and go on with your life? Or are your that rare individual, that Lion, who is going to take massive action and drain the swamp – getting rid of every single negative person from your life. It will be one of the hardest moves you will ever make, but in a year from now, those people will have forgotten about you and you will be in a much better state of mind.
The choice is yours.