Recently, I started reading a new book called Never Eat Alone. I did not really know what to expect from this book since it was an assigned read for one of my business classes. To my surprise, it is actually really interesting, and I think I am going to easily enjoy reading it. I feel like everything I have been reading lately just reaffirms thoughts I have been having.
One point the author, Keith Ferrazzi, makes is that success is built on relationships. The past couple of months, I have been feeling like I need to make some new friends. Reading this just revived that idea to me and gave it a new importance. Since I have been focusing more on positivity and being a positive person, I feel like it is easier to talk to people and make friends. I also think it is really important to be nice to everyone you meet. You never know who other people know or how your small act of kindness can impact their day. Additionally, people are more likely to help you out when you need it if you are kind to them. Everyone could benefit from being a more generous person.
GOAL: By the end of this semester, I want to try to develop a relationship with my CIS professor. The first step in accomplishing this is to go to his office hours and introduce myself. I feel like he would be a good person to have on my side if I ever needed a recommendation for a job in the future.
Another interesting point made by Ferrazzi is that the secret to health and happiness is healthy and happy friends. I believe so much in the idea that your vibe attracts your tribe. I think that is a key reason that I wanted to focus more on positivity in my life. I just want to be the kind of person that I would want to hang out with.
So far, I have three key takeaways