When driving down a country road and you see a turtle on a fence post one thing is certain. He didn’t get up there by himself, he had help. But his view is now spectacular. The moral of this story is if you want to succeed and have a better view, you are going to need some help. Where does your help come from? That is entirely up to you.
Your help really boils down to those people you associate with in life and in business. We become the top 5 people we hang around the most. If you hang around negative people always whining and complaining, you will become a negative attitude person. If you hang around successful and positive people, you will become a positive attitude and successful person.
Negative people tend to complain, point out problems without a solution. Life is all about our thoughts through the law of attraction. Negative thinkers tend to have more negative situations than average. Their attitude draws more negative, bad results by concentrating on them.
Positive people never complain and always seem to find a solution to their problems. Most positive people I know never even see a problem. They have issues that open the possibilities to opportunities. Positive successful people want to see others succeed, not become jealous or criticize the success of others.
Sit down and examine your top 5 friends. Are they negative or positive? Do some or all need to be replaced? It is Okay to hang out with a negative friend or family member on occasion, just not often. The top 5 friends that are consistent and frequent need to be positive folks if you want the view of the turtle on a fence post. Good luck finding your new positive friends and enjoy the new view.
“Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.” – Alex Haley
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Tim Wilhoit is owner/principal of Your Friend 4 Life Insurance Agency in Nashville, TN. He is a family man, father of 3, grandfather of 2, entrepreneur, insurance agent, life insurance broker, employee benefit specialist, salesman, sales trainer, recruiter, public speaker, blogger, author and team leader with over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing in the insurance and beverage industries.