Tuesday, December 2, 2008

You are the average of your surroundings

So you want to get ahead in life and improve your lot as well, here’s an interesting concept I came a cross a while back. Where ever you go you are probably going to be the average of those around you.

 

Here’s an example to explain. Let’s say that you want to improve your golf (and who doesn’t), you are not going to do that by playing with people who you are better than. To improve, you need to play with people who are better than you so your game will tend to move upwards towards the average of the group.

 

Now let’s apply that to business. If you want to be more successful in business then you should be hanging around with people who are more successful than you. Same law will apply, as your average success will tend to increase to that of the group you associate with.

 

Stop and think about the business people that you associate with on a regular basis. Are they lifting your average or dragging it down? If you want your average to increase then perhaps you need to look at associating with a different set of business people.

 

It is a rather simply concept but I recommend you take a few moments to consider what groups you are the average of. If their average is not what you want your average to be then maybe it’s time to make some decisions.