Doing People Math: Aligning Your Relationships with Your Purpose

Have you ever felt like you're not quite living your purpose or that you're surrounded by people who are holding you back? It's a common feeling, and one that can be difficult to navigate. However, sometimes in order to live your purpose, you have to do what I like to call 'people math'. People math is all about adding or subtracting folks from your life as necessary in order to align with your purpose.

In order to do people math effectively, it's important to start by identifying your purpose. What is it that you want to accomplish or achieve? What are your goals and aspirations? Once you have a clear understanding of your purpose, you can start to evaluate the people in your life and determine who is helping you move closer to that purpose and who is holding you back.


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Adding people to your life who support your purpose is a critical step in doing people math. Surrounding yourself with people who are aligned with your goals and aspirations can be incredibly motivating and inspiring. These individuals can offer guidance, encouragement, and support as you work towards living your purpose.

On the flip side, sometimes it's necessary to subtract people from your life in order to truly live your purpose. This can be a difficult decision, particularly if the individual is someone you care about deeply. However, if someone is consistently negative, unsupportive, or actively working against your goals, it may be time to reevaluate the relationship.


Doing people math can be challenging, but it's important to remember that it's ultimately about aligning with your purpose. By surrounding yourself with individuals who support your goals and aspirations and removing those who do not, you can create a more fulfilling and purposeful life.


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In order to do people math effectively, it's important to approach the process with empathy and understanding. It's natural for people to have different goals and aspirations, and just because someone doesn't align with your purpose doesn't mean that they're a bad person. However, it's important to recognize when someone is actively holding you back and make the necessary changes to move forward.

Sometimes in order to live your purpose, you have to do people math. By adding individuals who support your goals and removing those who do not, you can create a more fulfilling and purposeful life. It's not always an easy process, but by approaching it with empathy and understanding, you can make the necessary changes to align with your purpose and live your best life.

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  • Angel Lewis

    Hello there! I'm Angel, an entrepreneur and writer who grew up in rural North Carolina and now resides in Virginia. My love for writing began during my time at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. Over the past couple of years, I've authored two nonfiction books in the personal development genre. Along with writing for adults, I also created 'Ready. Set. Fly!', a children's book that inspires self-confidence and resilience. When I'm not writing, I enjoy gardening, reading, playing games, and spending time with those closest to me.

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3 thoughts on “Doing People Math: Aligning Your Relationships with Your Purpose

  1. As a past Math tutor, I was intrigued by this concept of people math. Thanks for sharing the value of adding and removing people to ensure you’re lined up with those who are in alignment with your purpose.

  2. Loved this idea of people math; and 👍🏻, the people who we surround ourselves with matter.. we need to make the right choices so we can grow and thrive and help them grow and thrive at the same time..

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