Most of my very best friends are what you would consider wealthy. Why is that? Here are a few reasons why.
1. Successful people have better attitudes. They don’t blame the world for their success or their failures. They thank God for their success and take responsibility for their failures. It makes them easy to be around.
2. Successful people are generous. My friends like to share what they have. They aren’t identified by the things they own so they can hold them more loosely.
3. Successful people love what they do. One of my best friends owns a chain of Culvers, another sells life insurance and investments, another paints houses and one sells industrial cooling systems. All of my best friends like what they do for a living. Again, less complaining.
4. Successful people love their family more than what they do for a living. Perspective is priceless which may be why it’s so hard to find. These men (they’re all men) are my best friends because they identify themselves more by who they married and raised than how they make money.
5. They teach me to think and act with abundance. Poor and wealthy people both are capable of thinking with scarcity so they become scrooges or whiners or victims or all of the above. These men teach me to give often, work hard, rest consistently and enjoy what life offers us. They live abundant lives and I that’s the only kind of life I want to live.
So, who do you hang out with? How are they affecting you?