S:0802 Principle: Relationships

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


Albert Einstein said that all things of the material world are relative, that is, all things have at least part of their meaning determined by their relationship to other things. That is particularly true of personal relationships. Who we relate to, and how, determine much about us.

As you observe the relationships around you, notice which ones lift you up and which ones don’t. In particular, notice the ones which pull you down. Which relationships drain you, are getting weaker over time, try to make you wrong, have a lot of Drama, or are just plain negative?

Then notice the relationships which add value in your life. These lift you, support you, even carry you awhile when appropriate. People with whom you have value-adding relationships encourage and appreciate you.

It’s hard to change the people around you.

It’s easy to change the people you are around.

It’s all relative.


Coaching Point: How many people are on your list of positive, uplifting relationships? Are you on their lists?


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