There are plenty of sayings illustrating the importance of keeping good company - “you’re known by the company you keep”, “birds of a feather flock together”, and such. Research indicates that there is some truth to these idioms; in fact, you are more or less the combined average of the five people you associate with the most.
So, if the people around you have a negative outlook on life, you will find it increasingly difficult to have a positive one. If the people around you are lazy and unmotivated, you will find yourself falling into the same patterns.
Surround yourself with good people; the type of people you would like to emulate, and you will succeed.
Find someone who has mastered a skill you desire and apprentice yourself.
Learn from the best and you will succeed!
Choose appropriate heroes.
These are the people you will look up to, so make sure they are worth emulating.
Choose appropriate friends.
Keep this rule in mind: Everything about your life will closely reflect the lives of your five closest friends.
Form a mastermind.
A mastermind is a group of two or more intelligent, skilled people who come together to work towards a definite purpose in the spirit of harmony. Basically, you will be forming a group with people who are talented in different ways, but are all committed to serve the goals of each member of the group.