In church this weekend, Pastor discussed celebrating and enjoying life. He talked about how much time we spend in pursuit of material things, or trying to please others.
He mentioned reading once that the people you meet in life can be broken down into four categories:
• 25% will not like you.
• 25% will not like you - but could be convinced to like you.
• 25% will like you - but could be convinced not to.
• 25% will like you - no matter what.
Those are the people you need in your life, and you should not be concerned with pleasing anyone else.
I am so grateful for my 25%. I am blessed to have people who accept me, faults and all. People I know I can count on, without even having to ask.
Knowing who your 25% are not only makes life a little happier - it makes dealing with the other 75% much easier.