Stop fighting it, we lazy people refuse to waste energy, we know it is simple, we surround ourselves in a cocoon of social pressure of good friends.
Lazy Mans Strategy is hanging Around, Surrounded by What We Wannabe
"But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead."
- Matthew 8:22
I love to steal good ideas, and quoting bible passages often takes people by surprise, and makes them think. As I read that passage, what it means to me, stick with the winners, the losers can bury their buddies.
We are surrounded by social pressures, and I am a very lazy man, I surround myself with people who pressure me to become more like them, and less like me. I go to the gym, work out, and with all them beautiful bodies around me, I want to fit in, it is hard to go home and eat spaghetti.
We hire great minds, so we can become great. It is all about the mix, add a little of this, a little of that, but if all the ingredients are the best the world has to offer, what we cook up is better than great, it is magnificent.
Count them? How many good quotes below do you ignore?
Even more, how many do you share, but obviously ignored? As for me, I am lazy; we can take the easy way out, the road of least resistance, there is nothing special about me, other than I hang around with what I want to be. There are 1000’s of quotes, stories, maxims, missives and hard coded rules ignored because there is no social pressure to obey.
I can hear you say, "The world is too competitive." Maybe a friend who mocks you, berates, and belittles you, but the champions only make you feel stronger, there is no competition when it is fun. Listen to you friends, are they lifting you up, making you strong, or are they emotional vampires?
“When you leave a good friend, you should feel stronger.”
- Andy Lee Graham
Keep reading, the quotes are below Steve Jobs, a man who shamelessly stole good ideas.
Count? Check off the quotes you regularly ignore?
Birds of a feather flock together.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. George Washington
Surround yourself with a bunch of like-minded people, and you'll soak up their habits like a starved sponge. Fat people with fat friends care less about their weight. Vir Das
You surround yourself with amazing, grade-A talent, and you're going to have to lift your game. You kind of thrive just by being around such people. Joe Lo Truglio
It's very important to surround yourself with people you can learn from. Reba McEntire
Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Oprah Winfrey
Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out. Ronald Reagan
I think that's become passe, but if you can surround yourself with a kind of monument to yourself and your family - a statement - and you can afford it, then that's a noble project. Sylvester Stallone
When I was a kid, there was no collaboration; it's you with a camera bossing your friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself. Steven Spielberg
Surround yourself with the right people, and realize your own worth. Honestly, there are enough bad people out there in the world - you don't need to be your own worst enemy. Lucy Hale
Surround yourself with smart, dedicated people - to build something isn't a one-man show. It's more important to have smart people who really believe in what you're doing than really experienced people who may not share your dream. Niklas Zennstrom
You are who you surround yourself with. I know that's such a cliche quote, but it's true. Selena Gomez
I think it's important to get your surroundings as well as yourself into a positive state - meaning surround yourself with positive people, not the kind who are negative and jealous of everything you do. Heidi Klum
Surround yourself with good people who encourage and love you. There are always ups and downs, no matter how successful you are. Liana Liberato
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you. John Wooden
To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible. Adam Green
Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests. Derek Jeter
Don't let people disrespect you. My mom says don't open the door to the devil. Surround yourself with positive people. Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Surround yourself with positive people and you'll be a positive person. Kellie Pickler
I think it's a very firm part of human nature that if you surround yourself with like-minded people, you'll end up thinking more extreme versions of what you thought before. Cass Sunstein
How do you make it to the top when all you have is ambition and talent? You believe in yourself and surround yourself with other idealistic and talented friends that fuel each other and push against the establishment to take you seriously. Tamra Davis