Based on experience most people have posited that who you spend time with matters alot, and those choice of friendships can affect your earnings.
According to Thomas C. Corley an author who researched the daily habits of the wealthy for five years, has revealed they do all they can to avoid PESSIMISTS.
He had this to say in his book which is aptly titled, “Change Your Habits, Change Your Life.”
“Self-made millionaires are very particular about who they associate with.”
“You are only as successful as those you frequently associate with. The rich are always on the lookout for individuals who are goal-oriented, optimistic, enthusiastic, and who have an overall positive mental outlook.”
The habit of spending time and choice of association of major of rich people as much as eighty-six percent of the rich people based on his research, is with other success-minded individuals. On the flip side, “they also make a point to limit their exposure to toxic, negative people,” he explains.
The importance of substituting negative friends and acquaintances for positive individuals stems from the fact that positivity was a hallmark of the rich people he studied — and we emulate the people we associate with.
“Long-term success is only possible when you have a positive mental outlook,” Corley states.
He’s not the only one to suggest that negativity derails success — or that your relationships could affect your financial success.
Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill drew similar conclusions after researching over 500 self-made millionaires. “Men take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with who they associate,” he wrote in his 1937 bestseller, “Think and Grow Rich,” and “there is no hope of success for the person who repels people through a negative personality.”
In summary, it is safe to say, like attracts like, and what hinders people from pursuing their dreams and success is negativity. Therefore, more time should be spent with optimistic people, and pessimists should be avoided at all cost.