But not all at once! I mean, I don’t want to rush it. I love this topic, and I really want to do it justice. Maybe we’ll just get our feet wet today, and full on cannonball in next time.
But first, a little on Evolution:
Blog Evolution, that is.
After 2 months of PT Contender, I am now toying with the idea of becoming more personal vs my current set up. I want to let you guys in a little more. And by in, I mean in my head…& my heart & soul & unconventional opinions. I’m slowly learning more about blogging/social media/physical therapy and it’s all so fascinating. I constantly have something I want to share with you guys!
[SIDENOTE] survival of the fittest type evolution coming up sooner than you think
But still, I want to be conscious of what I share because possible readers are PT school decision-makers, future professors, future patients even?! So, what I post will always be deliberate. [Read: Realness backed by a lot of thoughtful consideration]
Now, I want to share not so much how I spend my time, but WHO I spend it with, and why.
Let’s DTR* on our main points:
-Influence: It’s cliché, but we are the sum of the people we spend the most time with.
-Standards: The people we spend time with largely influence our standards.
-Courage: This is the tool we’ll use to build/rebuild our inner circle.
[*Define the Relationship]
I’m currently building my inner circle and filling it with people I want to be influenced by.
For example, my parents. My parents are both in my inner circle – and it’s not because they’re my parents. It’s because I admire them and am impressed by what they’ve accomplished in their lives. This will not be the case for everyone. You may not admire your parents or want to be anything like your parents. My parents and my sister are the only family I have in mine – no grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins – the relationship just isn’t there.
Another thing: I don’t let negative people in my circle. None! They bring no value to my life and I would much rather surround myself with positive people. Do not apologize for being selective about your circle!
We all know that everyone is different, so our ideal circles are going to be very different.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, had a unique method for controlling who influenced his life. He had an “Invisible Council.” He literally put together a list of people he admired and imagined they were all his closest advisors – his inner circle. He would imagine sitting with all his heroes and he’d ask their opinions, and imagine what they would say in real life. Some people on his Invisible Council = Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, & Charles Darwin.
Here’s an example of what he’d say to his imaginary council members (from the book):
“Mr. Darwin, I wish to acquire from you the marvelous patience, and ability to study cause and effect, without bias or prejudice, so exemplified by you in the field of natural science.”
I find it so interesting that he chose these historical people as his inner circle, and his mentors from afar. I do something similar, but we’ll save that for another post.
The importance of your inner circle is HUGE. It can make or break you! Call me dramatic, call me Emily Gilmore, but I truly believe in keeping your inner circle insanely & unapologetically exclusive.
Thoughts? Do you pay close attention to your inner circle?
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