Last week’s Thought for the Week was; “A Chrysalis for Transformation” about how loneliness can be a time to transform and grow and also knowing when we need to be around other people.
You can see this and all of my previous blogs below.
So, this week, I’d like to pick up on the bit; “being around other people” and, ideally, this will be the right people in any given moment when we need connection.
And yes, we don’t always have a choice to be around the people we would choose to be with do we and we have to make the best of that!
What we can do though is to spend most of our time, whenever we can, with those who inspire us and who we can be ourselves with. You will already be choosing to talk to certain people and or groups in different situations.
“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher”
You will know about The Pareto Principle. If not, here’s a brief explanation …
“The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, is a theory maintaining that 80 percent of the output from a given situation or system is determined by 20 percent of the input. The principle doesn’t stipulate that all situations will demonstrate that precise ratio – it refers to a typical distribution”.
In the case of surrounding ourselves with the right people, there will be around 20% who inspire approximately 80% of our output and around 80% who contribute to approximately 20% of our output.
Just like spending 20% of our time and energy on those activities that generate 80% of our income and / or output.
All-too-often when we are less-productive, we are probably spending 80% of our time and energy on the activities that generate only 20% of our income and / or output.
When it comes to choosing the people I want to spend most of my time with, this quote hits the nail on the head …
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down”.
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So, I hope you have a great week and I will be in touch again soon with more thoughts and tips.
With best wishes,
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