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The Company You Keep…

Posted by georgiannasaysjustdoyou on June 2, 2011

I was talking with someone recently about their family member who missed out on the prom because he arrived at the prom with a bunch of rowdy kids who had a reputation for being disruptive. They were banned before walking in the door. He was not a disruptive kid nor was he being rowdy when he arrived…but because of the company he kept, he was lumped into the group.

Now we tell our kids this all of the time, but what about the company you keep? Does it keep opportunities away that you are not even aware of? Who do you spend time with at work? In your neighborhood? Out in public? As an adult, you would think it wouldn’t matter. It does. Whether or not anyone says anything to you is an entirely different matter. What happens more often than not is that you miss out on opportunities because people will question your judgement despite what they might know about you.

Seem unfair? Maybe so, but just like the kid who was banned from the prom for his association with others who had a proven track record of bad behavior, you may be missing out. Beware of the company you keep…

On the flip side, if you hang out with positive successful people, you may get opportunities that you weren’t expecting and possibly did nothing to earn. The power of impression is amazing!

I don’t have the answers, but I always have thoughts. Won’t you share yours?


One Response to “The Company You Keep…”

  1. This is one area where our outer world has an incredibly significant effect on our lives. Great points also Georgianna regarding missing out on opportunities that never come our way, and often aren’t even aware of.

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