"Show me your friends and I'd tell you who you are"
"Birds of the same feather Flock together"
"You are the average of the five people you spend you most time with" – Jim Rohn
Statistics and History has proven that you become like the people you spend most of your time with.
Was in deep thought today, when this hit me big!
It made go further in meditation and the end result was "Be careful your company, they determine to a large extent who you are and who you would become"
When I became friends with 'A', one could keep out just a handful of things we had in common but as days passed into weeks and weeks, month, the amount of things we had in common increased. Yes! We were rubbing off on each other.
The same goes for Me and my other friends and then, when I decided to look into Us as a group I realised that one could easily pick out things that WE ALL had in common. How did that happen? As when we just met, we were individualistic in majority of our ways and habits, but now, this individualistic habits and traits have slowly become what WE ALL DO.
No wonder, Parents always warn their kids about their friends.
Whether we choose to believe it or not, we influence our friends and vice versa and No matter how strong willed we may term ourselves to be, our defences crumble little by little with every passing moment we spend with someone, hence giving room for influence.
Look around you, are your closest Pals very different from you? Are their dreams and aspirations entirely different from yours? Are their perceptive of life and their pattern of thinking different from your's? Of cause Not! They are always similarities.
Infact, before you become friends with someone you look for a quality at least that they have in common with you or a quality you'd like to emulate and as the friendship grows, So the transfer of qualities accelerate.
All I'm trying to say is, Your company reflects who you are and who you'd be.
So here's the Main Ish.
Surround yourself with the kind of people that have qualities you'd like to have.
Surround yourself with people who have succeeded in the area you'd like to succeed.
Surround yourself with people with similar values and perceptive.
Surround yourself with people with positive attitude.
Make friends with, people with whom you can grow together
Make friends with those you can look up to
Make friends with people you'd be proud to show off
Make the Right Friends, The one's that can help to rightly define you.
If you are currently with the kind of friends that pull you back, that only take from you and have nothing to give, that fill the environment they are in with negativity, that lack the qualities you'd want to be associated with, that have different core values and perceptive from you, Then Please Run Away, Stay Away from them Or you'd find yourself, where you'd never wish to be.
God has your back always…
Jesus is the bestest friend you could ever have.
Be careful your company, They define you.
By Peace Itimi