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

Proverbs 22:1a

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches.

Someone close to me used to be good friends with someone who most people didn’t respect. The fact that she hung out with her friend quite often had people who didn’t know her start associating some of the same negative traits to her.

It is a fact that we will be influenced by the people we spend time with. We will take on some of their traits. If you are around people who are constantly complaining, you will start to complain. If you are around people who always give their best, you will start to do the same.

Remember, even if you somehow don’t pick up the negative habits of those around you, others will still associate you with them.

What do your friends say about you?