by Dr. Regina Campbell
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” Booker T. Washington
“By surrounding yourself with people who are positive, caring, intelligent, loving, and open-minded, you create a personal environment that is conducive to your emotional and personal growth. By surrounding yourself with the opposite, you create a personal environment that is conducive to the opposite. Choose accordingly.” Dr. Steven Maraboli
The power of the right connection is having the right people in your life. The people that we are connected to are the core essences of who we are and want to become. Our relationships are a reflection of our values and moral compass. You can’t separate your friends and acquaintances from your value system. People that you allow in your inner circle and space must be those that you trust and have your best interest in mind. The power of the right connection simply is having the right people for the right reason in your inner circle and space. Not everyone you meet are assigned to have that special place and space in your life. You must choose people that empower and inspire you to live the highest version of yourself. You must connect with people that may be smarter than you in certain areas so you can grow, develop in ways that are beneficial to your self-actualization. You must surround yourself with mentors that will challenge you to reach for higher goals and strive for greater success. You must surround yourself with someone that will speak truth to you in love as that person will help you understand your true colors. You must surround yourself with someone that will love you unconditionally despite your frailties. You must surround yourself with people of like value and mindset, someone that desires to see you achieve greatness. The old saying “water rises to its level” so you must surround yourself with people that will cause you to stretch, rise up and come out of your comfort zone. The right connection is not about who you know so you can get what you want such as a new job or promotion. The right connection is about having reciprocal relationships in which you are refueled, reenergized and blessed because of the relationship. It’s when a relationship is reciprocal and not just one sided but it’s a give and receive relationship when both individuals are blessed. Finally I encourage you to examine your relationships and if you find yourself being drained, taken advantage of and or misused then maybe these are not the right connections for you. Most important your success, peace and joy in your life is contingent upon the people that are in your life.