Continual Growth?

Discussion in 'Productivity and Motivation' started by Conner Hogan, Oct 20, 2013.


Was this helpful toward your own growth?

Poll closed Oct 27, 2013.
  1. Yes!

  2. No way!

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  1. Conner Hogan

    Conner Hogan New Member

    We have all heard that we become the people we hang out with. Jim Rhone says that you become the average of the 5 people you hang out with. You can actually predict your health, and your career for the
    rest of your life.

    So, to put this in to action in our lives we need to remove the comfort zone friends, and involve the friends
    who continually seek improvement.

    But this brings a problem. Anyone smarter and more ambitious than us will not want to hang out with us.
    In their eyes, we are the comfort zone people needing to be removed. To try and seek them out in person
    would be considered border line stalking.

    So how do we spend time with the people who will bring out the best in us, if they do not want to waste time with us yet?

    Any brainstorming would be appreciated!

    My ideas are following them on twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.

    Then blogging about them, and letting others who want to grow, spent time learning and discussing them.

    Any other ideas?
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  2. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    That depends on how you present and handle yourself in their company. People who are "smarter and more ambitious" possess other qualities as well. They are usually perceptive enough to recognize ambition in others and would welcome the opportunity to offer guidance and encouragement to serious-minded students.

    You can begin by studying their achievements, reading their books and biographies, and learning everything you can about them. If they live in your city or town and are active in the community, you can get close to them by volunteering for projects they may be involved with and so on.

    If the person is in another part of the world, you can introduce yourself by postal mail, email, Skype or any of the other digital formats available today. Explain that you have been strongly influenced by their story, accomplishments, philosophy, etc., and would very much like them to become your mentor.

    Talk a little about yourself, your ambitions, your accomplishments to date, and the other things you are doing to develop and grow on your own. Maybe you'll be able to seal an agreement where you could ask your mentor-to-be specific questions on a pre-arranged basis, and get their feedback and wisdom.

    What's there to loose? Nothing beats a failure but a try. Give it your best shot! Who knows what could come of it.

  3. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    I think this is just not true. If you believe it to be true, well then it will become your block that holds you back. If you don't want to be considered a comfort zone person needing to be removed, well step out of your comfort zone and take a chance!
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  4. drknlvly6781

    drknlvly6781 Active Member

    This is where a principle from Think and Grow Rich called the MasterMind Group comes very much in handy. Instead of deliberately trying to meet such individuals, if none are in your immediate circle, you align yourself with groups and organizations that model the traits that you want to acquire and regularly meet with these groups. As you regularly meet with these groups, you will naturally end up with a few closer friends that as you said, are continually seeking improvement.

    If you have never read the book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, there is a group that not only will provide you with a copy of that book for free, but also gives you an opportunity to join one such MasterMind Group to study the extremely valuable lessons given in that book. This group is led by Paul Hutchings, and has nothing to do with any one business nor is there any cost to join. The website for this group is That will give you more details on how to join and participate in the group. I hope this helps you as much as its helped me in the last few months of being on the call!!!
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  5. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    You don't need to have direct association with these leaders. You don't have to go to meetings and stuff like that to have a face to face interaction.

    You can do it indirectly meaning you can look at their videos online or listen to audio, and even read books. You can learn and associate with them from your computer.
  6. Aaleeyah

    Aaleeyah New Member

    With the advent of technology and internet, we can surf great things that keep motivating us and help us in our continual growth. Or we can also read aubiographies of successful people.
  7. OmarS.K

    OmarS.K Member

    Yes we need to get ride of our comfort zone areas to push ourselves forwards achieving our goals. That will help us to continue our growth.

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