Don’t worry, I have not read “The Secret,” and this is not a scientific post. This is however, an observational and experiential commentary on something I have seen happen in my own life with surprisingly positive results. I call it the law of reciprocal attraction. What am I talking about? Simply put, the law of reciprocal attraction can be summarized in the following equation:
positive attitude + interest in others = goodwill
The meetings and exchanges where I have previously decided to enjoy, as in, “this is going to be a good meeting” and have intentionally focused my attention on others in the room and away from myself, are the most enjoyable, productive and often lucrative. I don’t have any scientific data to back up my assertion but my positive attitude combined with a genuine interest in others create a reciprocal attraction.
I’m convinced that a positive attitude alone is not enough because oftentimes people can mistake your positive outlook and confidence for arrogance. That usually changes quickly when you genuinely focus your energy towards the other person or people in the room. Time and again, I have seen this law at work in my life as a consultant and business owner. I think Jesus was on to something when he said: “Whoever desires to become great among you, let him be a servant.”
How does the law of reciprocal attraction resonate with you?