You’ve likely heard the saying that you’re the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time.  And beyond individuals, the culture you’re around the most will consequentially and unerringly impact your life.  Life is who you go through life with!

“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 they are… 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 for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.

‘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 life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate – for the good and the bad. Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends.”                                                                                                          – General Colin Powell

The Power of Association is all too real

If you want to catch the flu, hang out with people who have the flu!
If you want to be fit, hang out with friends who exercise.
If you want to think big and aspire to change the world, hang out with people who are driven by a Massively Transformative Purpose.   Our goal should be to find those who dream the same big dreams and believe in a better, more abundant world.

Imagine the impact of Every Home Being a Wellness Home – Our Big Hairy Audacious Goal!

We so love the spirit, purpose and mindset of our NIKKEN Community!



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