"Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are" goes a popular saying because who you intentionally choose to mingle with can determine your net worth.
When you keep people with big dreams and great work ethics close, it's bound to rub off on you while negative attitudes and people can drag you down because success doesn't occur in a vacuum. There are a number of factors that lead to the success of an entrepreneur.
Hard work and drive are important but who you choose as friends can either make or mar us. So, what do you look out for in a friend if you want to be successful?
1. A relentless worker
These are people who push us to work harder each day and get us off the couch potato syndrome. True passion and commitment will make you successful in business.
2. Positive attitude
People tend to be great at what they do if they are happy. A negative attitude can drag down work ethics and does not offer inspiration for success or innovation. So, learn to surround yourself with positive thinking people. It's a vibe that can spur creativity and drive.
3. People who ask questions
Albert Einstein once said, "The important thing is to not stop questioning." As business owners and entrepreneurs, we should constantly ask questions about our line of work and cultivate the habit of listening, taking note of what others are asking and the answers provided.
Setting goals and drafting a plan starts with a dream. To keep our dreams moist and fresh in our hearts, keeping friends who share our dreams or even others who don't but who are equally dreamers can help keep things in focus. Seeing others dream big keeps you hungry for more.
Remember that you are the sum total of who you spend your time with. Make sure that you are involved with people who lift you, inspire, motivate and push you to be more. As you grow, your business grows, this might mean changing friends and colleagues. It's part of life, trust your hard work, positivity and aim high if you want the life of your dreams.