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Power Up Passages

Life Support Systems.
January 15, 2003.

Dale Carnegie once said, "You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

Without question, life is full of all sorts of interactions between all sorts of people all day long. Consider for a moment how you interact with a wide variety of people each and every day of your life. These interactions transpire with people you know, people you are getting to know and of course, people you do not know at all. These interactions can occur at work, at home, at play – in fact, they can take place anywhere.

Further, these interactions can happen at any time. They can happen when you are feeling "up" and when you are feeling a little "down" as well. They can take place on your "good" days and occur on your "not so good" days too.

In order for you to get the most out of your life, you need to insure that your interactions with people are of a positive nature. It has been said time and again that the first impression is the most important impression you will ever make on someone else. Although there are exceptions, by and large that rule of thumb generally holds true.

You will find that consistent application of the golden rule, where you seek to treat people in the manner in which you would like to be treated, will go a long way towards insuring that your interactions with others are both positive and mutually rewarding. While this may sound pretty easy at first blush, in reality it does take some practice.

Living well requires high impact interactions with others. The absolute best thing about life is our relationships with our family, friends and acquaintances. People are indeed the best thing about life. People are terrific – they really are! A life devoid of any interaction with others would not be much of a life at all, wouldn’t you agree?

As you improve the quality of your relationships with others, you will begin experiencing a marked improvement in the way you feel and act when you are around other people. You will discover that the better you treat others, the better they will treat you in return.

Oh sure, there will always be exceptions and there will always be people with whom you will never hit it off. But by and large, you’ll discover that as you shower happiness, enthusiasm and optimism on others whom you come in contact with, you will exponentially enhance the quality of your life and correspondingly feel better about yourself as well.

There is one additional bonus you will derive from empowering those around you. You will notice that the more you give of yourself to others, the more you will get back in return. It is time for you to put your "life support systems" to work by focusing on improving your relationships with everyone you meet. And today’s a great day to start!


When building a team, I always search first for people who love to win. If I can't find any of those, I look for people who hate to lose.
H. Ross Perot

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
Harry Firestone

There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back.
Billy Martin

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