1. The amount of "good people" you know affects your performance

During the Internet bubble of 2001, Netflix laid off about a third of its employees, and all the rest of the staff reduced their salaries.

Reed's founder initially thought that the rest of the employees would lose morale because of a salary cut, but no, they were not only negligent but also extremely enthusiastic, they came to the company on time every day. time to very well fulfill its duties.

Later, Reed discovered that, because the group of "the worm that made the soup pot" was eliminated, the "density of talent" in the company was improved, the working atmosphere and fighting spirit of the employees in the company were also greatly enhanced.

Later, he discovered that working with talented people excited people and at the same time learned more, especially when their working style was influential. is bound to come to you, you will naturally be raised to a new height.

When we were still in school, maybe parents would tell us to choose friends to play with, less hang out with friends, or play tricks, flirt, refusing to study.

Maybe then you will feel ignorant or good, why do you have to make such a distinction.

But reality shows, it does indeed have an impact.

When the person you interact with has negative energy and laziness in you, you will definitely be affected.

Professor Will Phelps of the University of New South Wales in Australia has had an interesting study proving that human "bad" can actually spread.

He formed several groups, each comprising four university students.

He asked each team within 45 minutes to complete a management task, with the best performing team being awarded $ 100.

But one thing the students did not know is, in some groups will be "put" into a "bad person" character.

Some groups will have "lazy people" who only know how to play on the phone, do nothing.

Some groups will have "wild people", just sitting there talking hook, disparaging the work of people around.

Some groups will have "pessimistic" people who only complain, always doubting that their group cannot succeed ...

Experimental experience, Professor Will discovered, even though the rest of the members are very intelligent, but if there is only one "bad person" in the group, the group's performance will also be very low, the group's performance has " bad people "are about 40% lower than average performance.

The group has "lazy people", the whole group also gradually lost its activeness; the group had "extravagant people", the group very quickly started quarreling and criticizing each other; the group has "pessimists", the group is finally skeptical about their group's future ...

Although only combined for 45 minutes, but a person's behavior also greatly affects those around them.

There was a video that gave me a very deep impression like this, a certain group had a "lazy person", in the beginning, everyone was sitting upright, serious, full of enthusiasm, but about 45 minutes later, because of the influence of the lazy person's behavior, everyone sluggishly and struggled on the chair.


2. To receive criticism and feedback, is the first step of growth

In fact, no one likes to be criticized, even if someone says yes, it's a lie, because everyone wants to be confirmed, praised, and respected.

The problem is, only when you receive criticism and feedback can you truly grow up.
In 2003, in the Garden Grove area, California, USA, there were frequent traffic accidents on the streets of many elementary schools.

Although the authorities and people are very concerned, put up speed limit signs to remind drivers to slow down, the police also issue many fines for violators ... but unfortunately, the number of accidents has not decreased, the car does not slow down much.

So people here have come up with another way: put a real-time speed display.
The large screen of the system makes the driver pay attention to his or her speed and reminds them to pay attention to the driving speed.

But experts do not know whether the speed can be reduced or not, as every car inherently has a speedometer.

But such a simple measure reduces the driver's driving speed by 14%, and the average speed in the school sections is lower than the speed limit.

This simple and low-cost approach on the contrary has been surprisingly successful.

Research has found, "feedback loops" are one of the most effective ways to improve performance. This means that if you accept (non-malicious) feedback and criticism, you can constantly modify your behavior, and you can also learn faster and get more done.

He mentioned a whole new perspective:

If you consider the exam process to be a "learning - responding - adjusting - learning" process, then "feedback" is something a lot of people lack.

Most of the students only pay attention to the easy sentences or the sentences that they are doing right but ignore the difficult or the sentences that they do wrong.

Whereas the things that really limit your progress, are not things that can easily be done right, but things that you haven't done well or done wrong.

This is also the so-called "stepping out of the comfort zone" that we encounter a lot on the Internet.

In fact, a lot of people do, most of the time they are put in things they easily do well, while tending to hide their mistakes and failures, not wanting to accept criticism, also has no interest in looking for feedback, and then go on wrong and then wrong, unable to progress from failure.


3. Not satisfied with the present, is the next step to success

Netflix has a rule that judges:

If you can only "do the right job", then you are required to "leave the position".

When this rule was introduced, many people were skeptical, why do they have to quit their jobs when they are in the right position?

Because Netflix thinks that an elite employee should be aware of the risk, if they always feel that they are ok, then they will no longer want to grow, no longer. solstice to advance as well.

You must always be in "Stay Hungry" as Steve Jobs said, always starving, always on the road.

Because the short-term results may not seem so different, but in the long-term, they could present enormous gaps.

Most people will be limited by their career title, they are in this position, and will only do the things that are ahead of them.

Whereas in fact, one's maturity and development come from higher demands on oneself, and at the same time requires more comprehensive consideration of business issues and personal development issues.

The consulting industry has a similar rule called "up or out": if in 3 years you do not promote, then you will be "out".

It sounds very cruel, but "up or out" is not just the competition between you and others, everyone's consulting projects are different from the industry in which they work, so there's no comparison here. It's just that, if you want to grow, then never be satisfied with your current performance, you need to compete with yourself.


4. A few tips to help individuals grow quickly

1. Inquiry: What are your values?

Few people can accurately point out what their own dignity is in the end?
Most people can only vaguely sense their pursuit, or blindly declare what they are, while very few are willing to sit down and think seriously:

What am I after, what do I hate, for my goal what can I give up, but something like this, how many points will others be worth?

With the lead value, your ambiguity will be much less.

2. Effort is not the most important thing

Whenever someone's life is "unhappy" some people will jump out and criticize them for not working hard enough.

It's not hard work to solve all the problems, there are many of us who, despite our great efforts, are still only able to live a life called enough to be dressed.

In fact, the most important thing is not effort, but first, you must clarify these things:

What is my exact direction, how high can my performance be, what is my right rate for this job, how can I do better?

3. Faced with criticism, the first proper response should be "don't rush to explain, don't act disrespectful"

Criticism should be seen as a mirror to re-examine your point of view, not a stone in the way.


4. When a problem arises, bravely face it, speak out the problem

If you say the problem early then find a way to solve it, face it directly, the opposite effect will be much better.

When you discover a problem but don't dare to face it, otherwise it will only make it worse.

5. It is important to find your dreams and motivations

Don't just think about setting a lot of limits for yourself, it's important to find yourself a career item that you want to strive for a lifetime.

The author of "The Little Prince", Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once wrote in a poem like this:

If you want to build a ship
Don't just urge others to cut firewood
Busy distributing work
And give orders
Encourage them
Arousing their spirit of yearning for the vast ocean ...