One of the basic human needs is to connect with the people around them. While it may seem simple, the act of building social connections does not come naturally. It takes a bit more effort to establish good relations with others.
How do you make friends? The first step is to express your interest in getting to learn more about others. Sometimes, people don't become successful at this because they are too busy building themselves up. They strive to make others interested in them.
The truth to successful human relationships is this--you establish a connection with others if you show interest in getting to learn more about them. Remember, people don't care about how interesting you are. They are concerned about how interested you are in building connections with them.
Everyone wants to connect with people, whether they are an introvert or an extrovert. These connections can help you with achieving goals, industry, or sharing interests for fun. After all, there is no easy way around it: building personal relationships with those around you runs the world.
But how come some people are better at building rapport? How come others have tons of friends while others are left with a few connections, some a little over more than one person? Do these people not value connections?
Building connections is one of the most critical aspects of human life. Some find it natural to make friends out of new acquaintances. However, others struggle to keep one friend.
What makes it so essential to be able to build connections?
This does isn't exclusive to business ventures and success stories. It's also about the opportunity of learning more about others and the role that they can play in your life story.
When you connect with others, not only do you see what makes them a lot like you, you also discover your unique differences. Through your relationship with others, you can explore aspects of your being you never knew were there.
No matter what you are going through at the moment, any boost of confidence is welcome. Most of the time, this comes from other people. Whenever they tell you about the role you play in their success, this helps you realize that your life is a part of a bigger picture. Your purpose is discovered through other people's perceptions of who you are.
It doesn't matter who you are or what you have achieved. Building good connections with the people around you teaches you the value of life. It helps you realize that you are not alone in this world.
The importance of human relations also shows you that your life's purpose is more significant than you may think. By connecting with others, you are able to help them achieve things in ways they never thought possible.
How much do you value the connections that you've built? The value you put into your relationship with others will teach you how to make the connections that will be good enough to keep for life.
Before you think it's too complicated, here are some tips to help you:
The only connections that you will be able to keep are the ones that you genuinely care about. People can often tell if you are showing them the genuine part of yourself. If you don't have a genuine interest in the people you've been trying to connect with, stop trying. Not only will you end up with a half-hearted friendship, but you could also hurt people in the long run.
Even the most successful people in the world need help too. When you reach out to others, keep an open heart. Not all of them will be at the level of comfort that you expect them to be. Some will need your help. Be ready to help. Prepare yourself to be part of a community of people who are there to help each other.
The thought of connecting is not about benefitting from the relationship you are building. Rather, it about the gesture of sincerely helping when the need arises.
It is nearly impossible to extend help if you are not paying careful attention. This is not the kind of attention that you give during a conversation about their favorite color or what they do for a living.
This is about learning more about other people. What are they passionate about? What do they dream of doing or becoming in the future? When you invest genuine time in learning more about others, you will realize what truly matters to them.
Whenever you try to get to know people, remember that they do not live in this world alone. Get to know the people around them too. Take the time to build that network of connections. Perhaps you share a mutual friend, or you'll make a new friend in the process.
In the world of social dynamics, this kind of relationship-building is the only kind of relationship you need to keep for yourself. Spend more time connecting with people. You will reap the benefits of learning more about their network of friends, colleagues, and family. Find out where it can lead you.
Take a step back and look at how you have made friends in the last few years. Remember that the goal is to only make friends with people you want to keep for life. You don't need to overthink about with whom to make friends or worry about making a bunch of friends at a time.
Instead, be the most human you can be. Help others, and people will be happy to show you help in return. It doesn't matter who people are or what they have accomplished, if you want to keep them in your life, then you should.
Building positive human relations always comes back to how you spend your time. Go out there and build friendships. Remember to keep the ones you want to keep for good.
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