I love a fabulous dinner party. The planning, preparing and gathering. The laughter and conversation breaking bread with friends brings me such joy.
However there’s another table where we gather, an intimate space where to our detriment we often allow just anyone to sit.
It is our TABLE OF EXCELLENCE, where those who influence us most are seated.
When was the last time you took an honest look at who is present in your table? And why should you?
Because you are profoundly affected by those you spend the most time with.
Spend time with a complainer, whiner, nay-sayer, dream killer, gossiper or pot stirrer and without realizing it you will begin to mirror their behavior.
Allowing just anyone a seat will sooner or later rob you of joy.
Your overall well-being requires you be selective of who you allow into your sacred space.
All of us will experience bad days, discouraging times and disappointments and being supportive is simply part of being a good friend.
However, if someone is constantly negative, always the victim, takes and never gives, sits in constant judgement or is always jealous of or criticizing others, it is time to vacate their seat at your Table.
Wouldn’t you rather fill your intimate space with genuine, positive, uplifting, inspiring, supportive and loving people who view the world as a playground and not a battlefield rather than negative, draining energy vampires who create chaos, thrive on drama and suck the joy out of the room?
This is your Table of Excellence. Who do you want occupying that valuable seat?