Strategic Thinking and Personal Relationships
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Applying strategic thinking to your personal relationships? You might think this is a step too far but hold on a minute. This is about meeting new people, not those already in your life. How do most people meet each other, either for business networking, friendships, or romance? Blind chance or chance coupled with networking.
This does not work too well, obviously. If you are looking to meet new people, you can make the process easier, faster, and smoother by employing strategic thinking. This will not take away the necessity of making the “connection” you need for a good relationship, but it will make it more likely that you will find those connections sooner.
What Type of Relationship Are You Looking For?
Strategic thinking can help with any sort of relationship you are trying to find, whether it be a connection for business or a romantic relationship. The process is the same as it is for any other use of strategic thinking; only the details differ.
Set a Goal
First, as always, set your goal. What kind of person are you trying to meet? That is, what kind of relationship are you looking for? Write down all the qualities this person needs to have and the requirements they need to meet.
This makes many people uncomfortable, especially when it comes to finding friends or partners rather than work or business connections. Set aside your discomfort for a moment and think rationally -are you going to be friends with just anyone? Are you going to fall in love with anyone?
No, of course not. There are things any person you form any relationship with must have.
Create a List
Creating a list of these things makes it more likely that you will find them, not less. Too many people look blindly for love and friends and end up in bad relationships that do not meet their needs. A list helps you avoid that.
Setting Up the Meeting
Once you have your list, consider all the options you have for meeting this person. Are you looking for more friends who are into music? Or tabletop gaming? Tennis? Look around to find your options for meeting people who are into these things as well. Your town will have a music group, a gaming bar, a tennis association, etc.
Develop a strategic plan for meeting the people you want in your life, and it will help you meet them. You will be proactive and productive, rather than waiting on a blind chance to help you meet the people you seek.
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