Do you want to be successful in life? Then, you should avoid these types of people that can drag you down. The kind of people you hang out with can make an impact on your life. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” From Jim Rohn.
The people we call friends, they all influence the decisions we make in life, and therefore the success we have (or don’t have).
Not everyone pushes us to be better. Some people stop us from following our dreams, and we don’t always realize it’s happening consciously. It’s essential to be aware of who we spend time with, like these five types of people you should avoid when you want to be successful in life.
The Whiners ( People Who Always Complain )
Whiners are people who always complain about how bad their life or job or whatever it is. They always complain about how bad they’re day has been, complaint about their boss, their husband or everything and anything under the sun, but never do anything about it.
Being with a complainer can take a toll on you—maybe you begin to join in on the complaints, and before you know it, you adopt their way of negative thinking. That is contagious, which is why you should think twice before hanging around with a complainer.
These are the people who think that they are entitled to certain things in life, that the people around them owe them something. They think they do not have to work for anything. Example of this are people who believe that the government is responsible for providing for them instead, the other way around
This type of people blocks your determination and can kill your motivation. If you want the good life a successful life, you, or anyone else, are not entitled to anything, You have to create it.
Non Dreamers are conformers. They are the ones who conform, they do not have any dreams to chase after, and they are not doing something that goes against the status quo. They are living like robots—waking up, working hours a week at a job they hate, going home, sleeping, and doing it all over again.
Many people who are content with this, and you see them every day and everywhere. That is perfectly fine. But if you are a person who wants to be successful in life, you cannot conform to the average life. So while working at your full-time job, put in the extra effort on the side to start building toward something that’s more in line with your dreams. And eventually, you will be able to leave your day job to pursue your passion full time.
The Party Goers
Party Goers or Party Freaks are the one who’s planning happy hours five days a week, the one who goes out every night. Sure, the party animal might be fun, but beware—they can distract you from your dreams.
Don’t get me wrong, you should take time to relax and clear your head, but bar hopping is not the solution, and the hangover is not going to get you to be successful. By making partying a priority, you’re distracting yourself and breaking focus on your dream—think bigger than party, food, and beers.