“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn. This is a famous quote that speaks to the power of association. If you want to be successful, you need to surround yourself with successful people. But how do you know if you’re surrounding yourself with the right people? Today, we’re going to talk about the power of positive association and how to use it to your advantage!
The power of association is a principle based on the idea that we are influenced by the people we associate and spend time with. This principle is also known as the law of association. We absorb their beliefs, values, and habits of those we spend time with. If we associate with positive, successful people, we will become like them. On the other hand, if we associate with negative, unsuccessful people, we will become like them.
So how can you use the power of association to your advantage?
First, you need to be aware of the power of association and how it works. The power of association is a well-known phenomenon in psychology. Essentially, it refers to the fact that we often associate certain things with particular emotions or experiences. For example, if we have a bad experience in a particular place, we may start to feel anxious or even panicked whenever we go there again. Similarly, if we hear a particular song that reminds us of a happy time in our life, we may start to feel happy and nostalgic whenever we hear it again. When I hear ‘Fight Song’ by Rachel Platten it makes me want to bust out the vocal cords! I vividly remember playing this for a room full of small business owners and in that moment we all started singing – it left a positive impression!
Here is the thing though, the power of association can work in both positive and negative ways, so it’s important to be aware of how it might be impacting you.
works. We can use the power of association to our advantage by choosing to associate positive things with good experiences and happy memories. Alternatively, we can choose to disassociate ourselves from negative associations by avoiding trigger locations or songs that remind us of unhappy times. By understanding the power of association, we can learn to control our emotions and reactions in a positive way knowing that our emotions impact our thoughts, our thoughts impact our actions and our actions impact our results.
Second, you need to surround yourself with positive, successful people. The power of association is often underestimated. We are influenced by the people we spend the most time with. If we want to be successful, it’s important to surround ourselves with other successful people. This is because success is contagious. We are more likely to achieve our goals if we associate with people who have already achieved theirs. Additionally, we learn from the example of others. Therefore, by surrounding ourselves with positive role models, we learn how to be successful in our own lives.
Third, you need to take action and apply what you’ve learned. In doing so, you can improve your life. The power of association can help you achieve your goals. The law of association states that we are influenced by the people we associate with therefore if you want to succeed, surround yourself with successful people. However it doesn’t end there, you can also achieve success by reading books, listening to audio programs, and attending seminars. When you take action and apply what you’ve learned, you’ll be amazed at the results you can achieve.