Entrepreneurship- Why We Need To Create Associations Of Success
To thrive in any entrepreneurial venture, we need to create associations of success. Most of us have heard
the saying that we are the average of the 5 people with whom we are most closely associated. Your
associations of success will help you follow through with your plan and achieve your goals. You can have
the greatest vision and put together the most complete plan of achieving that goal. However, being
surrounded by only negative and unsupportive people will derail your plans of making your goal and
vision a reality.
Without associations of success, your negative associations may not directly push you off the path
towards success, but they can slowly nudge you off the path over a period of time. The effects are quite
subtle, but if you constantly hear your friends or family say, 'That's not going to work,' or 'You can't do
that,' your subconscious mind will start to absorb these negative suggestions, and then you will start
losing your confidence and belief that you can carry through with your plan. This will inevitably lead to
underachievement and failure.
If you want to be successful in the network marketing industry, or any other industry where having the
entrepreneurial spirit is important to success, you need to closely evaluate the five closest people in your
life. Are they associations of success?
Take the time to reprioritize the people with whom you are going to associate with, especially if you have
made the commitment to reach new heights of success. You should then organize your associations into
three different categories: disassociations, limited associations, and expanded associations. The following
is an explanation of each category:
Disassociations - These are the types of people who constantly complain and have nothing but negative
influence on your life. While this may be a painful process, you need to make the hard decision to remove
any negative influence from your life. Otherwise, you will be held back b