It is a very well know fact that nobody reaches zenith of success by themselves. Dale Carnegie once said that, “There is no such thing as a self made man”. A person is known by the company he keeps. So whatever business you are in, surround yourself with a group of people who are themselves successful in their own way. One of the important factor, in deciding a team is to associate with people who can compensate for your weakness.
To start with, start seeking qualified people who are willing to be your mentors and provide you advisory services. It is innate nature of people to oblige if they feel good about themselves. So make an attempt to associate with successful people and let them know how deeply and truly you appreciate their success, and how keen you are in learning from him / her.
Have you ever looked at group of birds flying in air. It is scientifically proven that each flap of a bird’s wings creates an upthrust for birds that follow. Start putting together the list of people that you associate with. Just check how many of them create an upthrust in your life. First thing to do is get rid of the detractors from this list. There will be many people out of this list, who understand your true potential. Just stick with them – they will help you in reigniting whenever you feel let down. If you do not have positive people in your list, there is no point feeling disheartened about it. Start building your character and personality, so that you attract these positive people in your life. The eventual success that one attains at the end of life, is all about the kind of people one associates in his / her lifetime.
We have a live example in the form of Henry Ford. My Ford starting making big leaps in life, when he made acquaintance with Thomas Edison. Albert Einstein once said, “Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received. ”
Charles Jones quite often talked about a phrase, “You will be the same person in five years that you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read: