The company we keep plays a major role on the turnout of events in our individual lives. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” says American entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn.
With this thought in mind, we should invest time in assuring we attract the best company that will enable us grow as an individual, organisation or community.
It is possible to be surrounded by the wrong company without any initial awareness. In simple terms, the wrong company are those that literally steal away your sense of happiness, bring negative energy around and to some extent, they drain your tangible resources as well.
It does not take much to decide or know that a person or group is good company for personal or professional relationships. And identifying the right company usually comes with lucrative benefits.
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care, they are the ones worth keeping. Everyone else is just passing through.” – Karl Marx
Good company can come in many forms. It could be Family members, Friends, Co-workers, or business Acquaintances. These are people that will inspire your productivity both at home and at work and make you gain a better image overall.
They provide you with motivation to achieve your goals, empower you to make the changes you need to succeed and they will be there to cheer you on in moments of great success.
In any working environment, those with positive energy are the ones we all want to be close to and build relationships simply because their company plays a positive impact on our productivity. They are organized, create schedules and don’t get easily distracted from the end goal.
The company you keep should open you to diversity and encourage healthy arguments. The right company is a way forward to soaking up fresh knowledge and perspectives.
The right company should make you feel like you have what it takes to reach your goals, feel a sense of a strong support mechanism which in turn will have you feeling happy and energized after time and effort has been spent.
The key for everyday should be to make a commitment to spending more time with the good company that surrounds you.”The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” Epictetus