Think of talking to a person like listening to music.
More or less people are consistent. what they talk about, how they speak, is mostly the same every time you speak with them.
It’s like listening to Nirvana. The songs change but the theme is basically the same. Or Dido. Or anyone else for that matter.
Now think of that as it relates to the people you know. When they speak to you, what do you classify as their music? Is is soothing? Cool? Calm? Angry? Noisy? Painful? Energized? Engaging?
You can also think of them like watching a movie or TV show. What movie do they play when you’re with them? Is it a drama? Like watching ER. Constant fuss? Whacky and weird like watching Fringe? What movie are they exposing you to when you’re with them? Is it a movie which you want to continue to engage?
Now. Think of yourself.
What is the song of your life? Of your day? Really think about it. Hear it playing in your mind. Like right now, as odd as it sounds, I heard Kenny Loggins singing Danger Zone.
What about the movie of your life. What is it about? What is the theme? Action. Adventure? Drama? Thriller. Scary?
Think about all that for a moment. And perhaps close your eyes and really tune into it.
Now, here’s the interesting bit.
Think about what type of movie you want your life to be. And the soundtrack that plays along with it. Ask yourself, what might you change in your life and the people you surround yourself with for that movie to be playing for you every day?