Friday, September 12, 2008

Success by Association

One of the easiest, quickest, and most effective ways to ensure change is to surround yourself with people who will pull you into your future. Look for people who reflect who you want to become. They have accomplished your goal or are well on their way.

Here are some ideas from a connection of mine. Morgana Rae is a master results coach and the creator of Financial Alchemy. She is president of Charmed Life Coaching, a successful life and business coaching company that guides clients to attract more than they chase and to enjoy success without sacrificing their humanity.

Morgana reminds us the importance of who we associate with:

• Want to lose weight and get healthy?
Make friends with people who eat healthy and work out.
• Want to increase your sales?
Hang out with people who are great at sales.
• Want more inner peace?
Spend time with peaceful friends.
• Want to be a millionaire?
Get yourself into a group of millionaires.
• Would you like to be a kinder, happier person?
Find yourself some kind, happy people.
Consider joining a charity.

And this is key, she says – also celebrate the successes of your friends! Their success shows you that you are getting closer. The more successful your friends are, the more successful you will be too!

Why does this work? What is around you becomes more real, more normal. You start to think like your comrades. A community of people who are what you want to become creates an energetic momentum that carries you forward. This new reality becomes imprinted in your unconscious. You are moving forward even when you are not consciously "working" at it.

I share the same invitation to you Morgana gave to me: Notice where you spend your time. How can you surround yourself with people who will help you move forward? Learn more

"The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1 comment:

brian cohan said...

Very Good Sir, especially the reference to Goethe, who observed that "I would rather be the hammer than the anvil."