Should you spend most of your time with people who can help you succeed?
No. But the article below says something to that effect, turning the saying “you are known by the company you keep” on it’s head…
I don’t see it that way. If you are clear about what you are and what you truly wish to be doing now and in future, you need to put your thoughts in action. If you are doing that and enjoying the process, it matters much less whom do you spend your time with. Your thoughts, consistent actions, and enjoying it all will attract the right kind of people to you anyway.
On the other hand if you are confused or distracted or scattered or trying to get sympathy most of the times, you will end up attracting other kind of people -even if you seek out those ‘better’ people.
Help for being more of the former sort is at http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/
You may be spending a lot of time with your best buddies and these people may not be in the category of being of ‘help’ to you. I feel that there is nothing wrong in it. Not just that, it will be positively beneficial to you if you are the former sort of the person. They will provide much needed reality check to you.
Branding others as ‘inferior’ or unambitious may not only be unfair to them, but it might not help you at all.
Obviously seeing ‘better’ people in action can be of great help, but that itself is not enough and it may not work for the above reasons.
But don’t we see those ‘networkers’ being noticed and moving ahead? Yes, we do. Ask them and if they are willing to reveal their minds you may be surprised with their answers.
And, if everyone follows what Leo says, those ‘better’ or ‘more ambitious’ people may not wish to spend any time with you at all!Should you spend most of your time with people who can help you succeed?