A Life Lesson

Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you’ll learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. “A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.” The simple but true fact of like is that you become like those with whom you closely associate- for the good and the bad.

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people as you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where you are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:

Never receive counsel from unproductive people

Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.

Don’t follow anyone who is not going anywhere. With some people you spend an evening; with others you invest it.

Be careful where you stop to inquire directions along the road of life

Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.

Happy Moments? Praise God
Difficult Moments? Seek God
Quiet Moments? Worship God
Painful Moments? Trust God
Every Moment? Thank God

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7 Responses to A Life Lesson

  1. Qui says:


    but ummm what does that say about you.. since 99% of your friends a slightly slow….. except for me of course 😀

  2. gman says:

    I really like that. I have friends that could really use that advice.

  3. TravelDiva says:

    Well said and oh so true.

  4. Sincere says:

    This is a great post! I totally agree with you! great points too, especially about fortifying life with the right friendships. Keep doing your thing!

  5. shauna says:

    Thats’s some deep shit B

    oh qui would say she is the one that ain’t slow.

  6. *Coop* says:

    I sent this to my nephew a few days ago. Forgot to comment. 😦

    This is wonderful, B. It’s so on-point. “Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to crawl” is a hard pill to swallow. I’m distancing myself from some loved ones now – folks I’ve known for more than a decade. You think that because they love you, they have your best interest in mind. Not true at all. Some people want you to be as lonely and sad as they are. I want no parts of that.

    Great post, B.

  7. Chrissy says:

    I finished a little book that changed my life called Elijah’s Coin, which was written by Steve O’Brien. I think we’re ready for this book as it is all about Change.
    Everyone should read the book. Learn the lesson. Get your coins. Then “pay it forward.”

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