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Find out how right associates can propel one's career

Find out how right associates can propel one's careerImage Credit: Supplied

When I was a kid, my parents always insisted that I keep good company. This was because they wanted me to be influenced by the right people.

Over the years, I have realized that the scenario is the same in the corporate world. When we surround ourselves with smart people, the level of our smartness also increases. When we associate with people who dare to dream and do, we get influenced by them and subconsciously, our mind gets tuned to their level of competence.

It is said that when we associate ourselves with eagles, we learn how to soar. For a person who wants to excel in his career, it is essential that he associates himself with people who believe in excellence.

Our colleagues and the other people we deal with help shape our personality and our outlook. They inspire us to rise above our level of competence; thus, we are able to exceed our own expectations and achieve excellence.

The days of mediocrity are over and only excellent people can make a mark in the challenging corporate world. This is possible only through the right associations. Our associates are a reflection of us and it is imperative that we select associates who will be a catalyst for our growth.

If you are the smartest in your circle of associates, about time you changed your circle. We learn from people who are better than us.

When we associate with dynamic people, their dynamism rubs off on us; in turn, we also become dynamic. When we are with doers, we feel the need to improve ourselves to match up with them. When we are with believers, we believe that goals can be reached, even if it takes a lot of time and energy.

Let us associate ourselves with eagles so that we can soar.

Handy Hints:

• Colleagues, other people we deal with help shape our outlook

• Select associates who will encourage you to improve and grow

• Change your circle if you feel you need someone better than you

Get a glimpse on the art of getting ahead by doing little

Source: C. Sunil Roy, Special to Jobs & Careers

The writer is Senior Manager, Publilink