Lesson The Power of Association

"No success is possible without a change in your peer group."

-- Peter Lowe, success philosopher

"Burn bridges, not your food."

-- Nature's First Law

Your mind is like a garden. The visiting birds and bees and bugs and winds are like television, radio, computers, friends, and relatives. If you fail to control and carefully plant the seeds of positive thought in your garden-mind with positive media, friends, or relatives, then negative seeds will grow by default.

Computer programmers know GIGO: Garbage In, Garbage Out. It is just as dangerous to feed junk information to your mind as it is to feed junk food to your body.

If we do not provide our minds with the programming we desire, others will provide that programming for us. Unless you control your suggestive environment carefully, you will be deluged with civilization's current frequency of negativity.

You are greatly influenced by your immediate suggestive environment. Anything which gets through to your conscious mind is influencing you. Are these influences helping or hindering the unfolding of the flowering potential within you? If they are hindering, you must decide to remove those influences, or remove yourself from such influences.

Unhealthy people are like sponges. They will try to gain energy from whomever they can. They draw the energy out of others. Since their energy is low, and they do not know how to create it on their own, they will try to take it from those around them. These are the people who steal your most valuable asset: your vital life energy! You know who they are. They are always ready to criticize rather than compliment. They are full of subtle verbal abuse and softly negative comments. They constantly try to keep you indebted to them. When they go into their routine, turn away. Disassociate from these people. The power to walk away from negative people is the best gift you can give yourself.

Napoleon Hill has pointed out that the most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of other people. You must remove yourself from the range of influence of every person and every circumstance which has even the slightest tendency to cause you to feel inferior or incapable of obtaining the object of your purpose.

It takes a lot of energy to achieve your goals. You cannot afford to have negative people around you who drain your energy. Even if you make tremendous efforts in improving the quality of the information reaching you, if you still allow the same negative people in close, you will stumble. Select the people you associate with carefully - whether they be in person, on the phone, or on the Internet.

Join an inspiring crowd. The people around you are a reflection of yourself.

In Unlimited Power Anthony Robbins writes: "If you can surround yourself with people who will never let you settle for less than you can be, you have the greatest gift that anyone can hope for. Association is a powerful tool. Make sure the people you surround yourself with make you a better person by your association with them."

Only through the harmonious relationships with other living things may an individual have full, unhindered, complete use of all mental faculties.

Weed your life of negative influences. Protect your garden. Develop a garden so rich, so abundant, that after many years you won't need to weed it at all; it will be perpetually growing so many positive beautiful plants and offering forth such incredibly vibrant fruits that a weed will not be capable of growing in it.

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