Saturday, 14 May 2016

How to differentiate between Gold & simply Gold-Plated people in your life.

Hello Giants

You might be wondering what the title is about and what it has to do with success and being the best version of yourself. It may not be obvious now but bear with me and continue reading the rest of the post, and once you’ve read it, it will make a lot more sense.

Let’s start off by tackling Gold vs Gold Plated things:

Gold Plated
Elemental metal made up of only gold atoms.
Thin layer of gold covering something.
Will not tarnish – Will not become dull, dim or discolored and will not be ruined.
Small amount of actual gold that inevitably rubs away over time

Now how does all this relate to you and your life? I believe you have 2 kinds of people/friends in your life; Real & Fake who I call Gold & Gold Plated.  I use this contrast to show you that the people you consider gold in your life are the real deal, they will stay by your side and will continue to support you. They will not tarnish. Whereas Gold Plated people, maybe not initially but over time, will reveal their true selves and their hidden agendas. They are pretentious and dishonest. What you thought of them will change once their true colors are revealed.

People/Friends who represent Gold
Gold Plated People/“Friends”
People/Friends who are loyal and trusting.
People/“Friends” who pick and choose when to be loyal or trusting to you depending on the situation and who they are around.
People/Friends who help you grow.
People/“Friends” who make you feel small and inferior to them.
People/Friends who are there for you through thick and thin.
People/“Friends” who are with you when times are good and nowhere to be found when times are bad.
People/Friends who motivate you to be the best version of yourself.
People/“Friends” who continue to discourage you when it comes to your dreams or who let you continue doing the wrong thing knowing very well it’s not good for you.
People/Friends who believe in you.
People/“Friends” who would rather see you fail than succeed.
People/Friends you can be real around.
People/“Friends” who make you feel bad for being who you really are.
People/Friends who choose to love you and be around you with your flaws and all.
People/“Friends” who compete with you, who never make an effort and who point out all your wrongs and conveniently forget to mention all your rights.
People/Friends who want you to succeed.
People/“Friends” who sabotage everything you do or have planned.

The people/friends who represent Gold are the type of people you want in your life. They are real and don’t just pretend, these are the people you can trust with your life. These are the people who will push you into the right direction and who will be by your side with every step you take. These are the type of people you want to have in your success corner, in your successful life and on your journey to greatness.

On the other hand you may have read about how Gold Plated people are and thought to yourself, “Wait a minute, I have some people/“friends” in my life that fit this description”. All I can say is you’re right, we all have encountered such people, some more than once and some currently still are. Gold Plated people are the type of people you don’t want in your life, as a matter of fact you want them as far from you as possible. They have nothing to give you except for negativity, self-doubt and disappointment. They will not grow you. The only positive thing about being around these people is knowing who to be around or who to leave behind. They bring unnecessary toxicity and discouragement into your life. Some may even delay your success or even stand in the way of it. They are quick to be disloyal and everything else they need to be to get ahead even at the price of your friendship and trust.

To be successful, stay successful and live a successful life you need to surround yourself with the right people, people you trust without a doubt and people who will help you achieve greatness. Not everyone wants you to be great. Rather have a small, strong, driven and loyal circle than a volatile big circle that’s waiting to blow.

Guard your space above all so nothing and no one stands in the way of your success and happiness.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

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