Power of Association
In this world, it has often been said that Father power is the most powerful power/force on this planet. Some would argue Mother power is right there with Father power or a close second.
There is a power that all of us human beings can not avoid and that is the power of association.
The power of association is both subtle and huge. It is very impact and influential in all the environmental conditioning processes that we undergo daily since birth.
If you want to see the direction of your compass: check your association. The books you read and the people you associate with over 5 years is the person you become. This is a metaphysical law.
What are positive associations? What are negative associations?
The Pareto principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, says that 20% will produce 80% of the results. This means that 20% of the people you associate with will produce 80% of your life’s results, and 80% will produce 20% either positive or negative. One must ask the question: who am I spending my time and who am I listening to during my day? You will clearly see if you are honest with yourself the results of your life. When I speak about results I mean: loving; disciplined; encouragement; mentor-ship; parenting; finances; marriage; friendship/fellowship; and counseling. If you are not getting the results that you want, it is time to evaluate your associations and come up with a change plan.
A change plan is simple and easy to do. Just evaluate all your relationships and categorize them as either the top 20% or lower 80%. Remember the top 20% should always get 80% of your time. This activity is going to take priority discipline 101 on your part. As you incorporate this into your life and see how precious time is to your daily schedule, the power of association will become clear to you.
Our minds are fertile gardens and they need top priority everyday into this business: power of association. I highly recommend a weekly inventory to stay close to your understanding of your results of who and why. Once the inventory lays in your wake of knowledge you will know what to do to make necessary adjustments to keep reaping the benefits of the Pareto principle and thus your power of association shall be uplifting and positive.
Be careful and have fun with your associations as well as be constantly aware and awake to the fact that what you put in your mind is what you get back. So check your associations and be sure they are moving in the direction of prosperity and peace. In doing so your life will surely be blessed.