How to be a person of influence
By Ozias Mucheriwa
When we go through life the need for rewarding relationships and influence cannot be over emphasized. People in every setting make frantic effort to be liked and attract meaningful relationships into their lives. Sometimes in a work situation employees work towards eliciting their bosses and work mates’ favor. In social settings they try to attract the admiration of highly influential people. Regrettably, more often than not, this is done in desperate and wrong ways. We still have in our societies the majority that believe in pulling others down. They want to play expert all the time while strutting in borrowed plumage. They keep up appearances and they are not themselves. You cannot be a person of influence if you follow their route. I encourage you to refuse to be part of this overwhelming majority and start observing principles that will enable you to be a person of influence thereby attracting good relationships into your life.
If you want to be liked work on yourself. The hardest part of self-development is the aspect of working on yourself. It takes a conscious decision and deliberate effort to start the development of good habits. The same applies if you want to increase your income and your level of success. Instead of expending substantial amounts of energy trying to convince others to like you, work on yourself and they will consequently like you. Mastering this great principle is a big step towards your self-improvement. You cannot change other people or directly influence them unless you first deal with yourself. The beginning of a new year offers that opportunity although many use it for a new start on the old habits. By working on yourself to develop new good habits you indirectly influence others and attract good relationships to yourself. Pull up your sleeves and begin to work on yourself.
Unlike many products where you need to purchase raw material for processing into finished products, you are the raw material that is needed to chisel out a good personality out of yourself. It is unfortunate that self-development is a duty that cannot be delegated to subordinates. You need to personally attend classes, read books, watch educational movies, listen to tapes and apply the information that you get. Make a proper application of the lessons that you learn.
The better you become the more income you attract in your life. The better and rewarding relationships you attract. Why it is important to work on yourself is this fact: In life you attract what you are and not what others are. It is unfortunate that the majority are of the opinion that they have what they have because of what was offered to them, notwithstanding they attract what they have by becoming the persons that they are. Rewarding relationships are not attracted by what you have but by who you are. It is only you that have the keys to lock or unlock the flow of rewarding relationships into your life.
To your zenith, Ozias Mucheriwa