If you spend your life trying to gain approval of others, you will be exhausted! I see people trying desperately to gain the approval of others. Eventually they begin to mirror one another.
I look for inspirational people to share my thoughts and time with. Planners, builders, and global minded leaders. As my mentor Dr Myles Munroe poignantly said, “Poor people talk about money, wealthy people talk about ideals.” While you may be planning to buy a house a wealthy minded individual is configuring how to buy the block, and turn it into a shopping plaza with a sub division in the back.
Why, because he or she has enlarged there territory. If you sit amongst spade players and throw cards for fun, you may develop a pass time mentality. Put down the joker and pick up a spade. Even if you can’t afford to change your environment. You can always change it inside a great book. Read, learn, grow, and pass time gaining wisdom. There will be times when a game of spades sounds fun. Yet doing so on your personal yacht versus federal prison sounds better, don’t ya think?
Proverbs 13:20 KJV He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.