The quality of your interpersonal communication skills is a perfect reflection of your success in life. Your expertise in this area will decide how much money you have, where you live, the car you drive, and the friends and contacts you have. There is a saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Who you know is decided by your ability to create effective relationships. Your ability to create effective relationships is determined by your interpersonal communication skills. I’d like to go through a few of the aspects of interpersonal skills that work.
Successful People Have a Positive Outlook and a Can-Do Attitude to Life
Don’t be fooled into thinking these people were born with a silver spoon in their mouths. Of the 500 richest people in the United States of America, only two came from a wealthy background. The rest got where they are through hard work, determination, and their ability to create the right relationships with the right people.
Every time you meet someone, whether you have met them before, or not, you are selling yourself. You want them to like you and to cooperate with you, and in most cases, you want to feel the same way about them.
Since the beginning of time, when we first climbed down from the trees on the plains of Africa, the whole of humanity’s progress has been based on cooperation. Without someone else covering our back when out hunting; without the power of the group to tend the first crops or build the first cities, we would be eating bamboo shoots and living in the jungle.
Cooperative communication and relationships are the things that distinguish humans from other animals. The development of language allows us to dream and visualize and to communicate that dream to others so that all of the tribe can work together. We are now all part of the same global tribe. The Internet and instant communication now make it possible to share your thoughts and dreams with another person on the opposite side of the planet, in a matter of seconds.
At this point in history, it is more important than ever to have first-class interpersonal communication skills. Because of the constant bombardment from the media, it is difficult to stand out against the background noise. Only through having effective interpersonal communication skills and systems can you hope to ever be more than “yeah, me too”. This is one of the other things that the super successful have mastered. They have learned how to build good cooperative relationships with others, in just the same way that our ancient forbearers did. They have learned to harness the power of the masses through personality, charisma, and leadership. With these three qualities you