Sit with winners; the conversation is different.
“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” – Prov. 13:20 KJV
We often say, “Association brings on assimilation,” but what exactly does that mean? In our younger lives it really didn’t take too much thought to make friends. For example, if you liked the same tv show you became friends, if you liked the same food you became friends, and even if your parents were friends you became friends. But as we got older, we put more thought into building friendships. We now make (or should make) wiser decisions about what we need from our friendships. We should now be intentional about whether our relationship is an asset or a liability.
Remember that when you are in the council of greatness you can’t help but to be great. It is the same concept of someone being new in faith and needing to be around other believers to help their faith be strengthened. I’ve learned successful people associate with others like them. I call it “the country club effect.” So what we have to do is realize who we are associating with, and understand if we can grow with them.
When we put greatness around us, greatness becomes us.
Jean Ward is pastor of East Atlanta Church.