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Who Are The People You Spend The Most Of Your Time With?

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We are not alone. We don’t live our lives alone. We live our lives with people. We play with people. We love people. We eat with people. We study with people. We are part of something bigger than ourselves.

What is that thing that is bigger than yourself? Is it a true friend? Is it a loving relationship? Or is it living your life the way you want it? Whatever it is that is bigger than yourself, that is where your soul is.

Live with your soul. Do not be afraid to choose the people you associate yourself with. Because you are who you associate yourself with. As Miguel De Cervantes famously said, “Tell me thy company, and I’ll tell thee what thou art.” Tell me who your friends are, I will tell you where you are going. Tell me the people you associate yourself with, I will tell you your next step. This is quiet simple, but difficult to follow.

If you want to do great things, follow great doers. If you want to change the world, follow people who are changing the world. If you want to become the person you were created to be, follow your heart. If you want to be loved, follow loving people. If you want to be happy, follow happy people. Don’t waste your time hanging around negative people. Don’t forget that we get what we attract into our lives. So if you want great people to come into your life, you must always think about great people. Because you get what you sow.

Don’t try to keep people who are not adding anything to your life. It doesn’t matter who they are, don’t just keep them. They are going to confuse you. They are going to try to make you live the way they live. They are going to try to convince you that your dream is not good enough. You will hear something like this: “It is not new. Other people are doing it.” When you hear something like that, don’t nurture it. Don’t even think about it. Just let it die. It is not yours. It is for them. It belongs to them.

That is why you should pick your friends carefully. Yes, pick your friends carefully. Some people pretend to be for us, but in reality, they are not for us, they are against us. They don’t want you to move past them. They don’t want you to have what they have. They don’t want you to know what they are doing, where they are going, what their dreams are. You have to be really careful of the places you go to. I am not saying you shouldn’t enjoy your life. Enjoy your life. But do it with people who are lifting you up, not putting you down. Because living is going up, not going down. Are you going up or down?

Why Self-Discipline Is The Key To Happiness

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“The key to happiness is to reduce expectation.”-James Allen

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”- Aristotle

“What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience.”- Adam Smith, economist

Happiness comes from self-discipline. Self-discipline is the key to success. You must be a student of self-discipline if you are to make it in life. Believe it or not, nothing happens without self-discipline. Discipline is hard. But if you commit yourself to the art of discipline, success is yours.

When you have the courage to discipline yourself, you can achieve whatever you want to achieve in your life. You can’t do anything productive without self-discipline. If you want to achieve success in life, in your business, and in your relationships, you must practice the art of self-discipline.

You can do it. It is hard to always do the right thing. Sometimes you succeed, other times not. But it is okay to miss a day or two, but don’t stop doing the right thing. Don’t associate yourself with people who are not practicing the art of self-discipline. They will waste your time. They will take you to where you don’t want to be. You must focus on what is in front of you. You must do what will help you get to the next level.

Instead of watching TV, do your work. Instead of doing what will hurt you, do something that will help you reach your goal. For example, instead of struggling with something you don’t know how to do, reach out to a friend who can help you. Surround yourself with people who are ready and willing to help you.

Self-discipline is not easy to practice, but it is the only way forward. It is what you need to succeed. Don’t wait for people to tell you what to do. Don’t do what is nice to do. If you want to grow, you must do what is hard to do. You must do what you are not comfortable doing. You must do what you don’t like to do. Can you?