Do your friends motivate you or depress you?

September 20, 2010

You pick your friends. You choose them and you can fire or retire them.

There’s an old expression that says, “You can judge a person by their friends.”

If your friends are thieves – most likely you are one too.

If your friends are successful – most likely you are too.

If you want to be more successful, associate with successful people.

If you want to feel more motivated, associate with motivated people.

If you want to feel good about life and yourself associate with people who feel terrific about life and themselves.

If you want to feel energized, associate with energizing people.

If you want to be smarter, associate with people who make you think.

If want to take charge of your life, associate with people who take responsibility for themselves.

If you prefer to whine and complain – associate with whiners and complainers.

We tend to pick our friends because we are like them or we want to be like them.

Are your choices of friends working for you or against you?

It’s your choice.

George Torok

Superman a Bad Role Model

September 8, 2010

Don’t try to model yourself after Superman. He is super – and you are not. Superman was born powerful – and you were not. Superman is near perfect and you are probably not. Superman has only one weakness – one issue – Kryptonite. How many issues do you have?

Don’t try to be like Superman. It is an easy trap to fall into. It is a no win situation. You would never measure up. All he had to do was to arrive on earth as a baby through no effort on his own and instantly he was super.

Batman – a Better Role Model

Batman is a better role model. Why? Because, he is more realistic. Batman is human with human weaknesses, fears and faults. He has suffered the range of physical and emotional pains. At one point his back was broken by a powerful foe – and still he struggled to fight his way back as the protector of Gotham City.

Batman has no innate super powers. He is what he is because of his knowledge, dedication and training. Batman developed his skills.

Both Superman and Batman are comic book heroes. However we can learn from them.

Our real life heroes are more like Batman than like Superman. Real heroes are the underdogs. Regardless of their circumstance they overcome obstacles through learning, persistence and creativity.

Success comes not from divine birth. It comes from vision, effort and skill development. Be prepared to deal with the odd joker who challenges your mission.

George Torok

Canadian Motivational Speaker

Canadian Business Speaker