The Company You Keep
- "It is better to be alone than in the wrong company".
- "Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are".
- "If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights".
- "A mirror reflects a mans face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses".
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. 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's 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.