Association of people who are striving to be determined helps us to become determined.
By only reading scriptures, without devotee association one becomes an impersonalist.
Always live in ISKCON and never leave ISKCON because ISKCON is the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada. Serve Srila Prabhupada in your whole life.
Our consciousness and our motivations in life are like spectacles having different colours, which make everything appear tainted. Association of saintly people and regular spiritual practices give us the vision and the philosophical ideal which help us see the world clearly.
Association with the devotees of Lord Krishna leads to our association with Lord Krishna.
To be in ISKCON means to be in the association of devotees. If You remain in the association of devotees, Your spiritual life will be protected.