This post is the 3rd in the series of blogs relating to the 5 Day Goal Getting Challenge and is all about the resources you already have that you can call upon in your life, to help you achieve your goal! We are led to believe in this society that it’s all for one and one for all and that we do not need anyone else to help us get to where or what we want to do!
Tell that to the owners of the start-up companies, who needed extra childcare, whilst they worked around the clock to get their idea off the ground.
Tell that to the Etsy store owners, using the platform to sell their own product.
Tell that to the successful business owners, who remember their first ever customer, that gave them the hope that they were going to be ok.
Tell that to the young entrepreneurs with a mentor or a parent, challenging their self-limiting thoughts on a regular basis and who totally 100% believe in them and give them the encouragement to continue when they don’t want to.
Tell that to the creatives that got that one yes out of a thousand no’s’ that spring boarded their career.
Tell that to the wife’s, husbands, partner, best friends, siblings, who held their hands and cracked that bottle of Prosecco to celebrate, as they hit publish on that new website…. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, we are meant to be connected and without that, we only hurt ourselves.
Ok, lets rewind… by me saying this, does not mean that we need anyone’s permission or say so, to carry out our dreams. But by golly, we need that positive influence around us….
Why do we need positive influences around you to reach your goals, you say?
I’ll be happy to explain…
I started this journey around September last year and it took me a good 2 months to voice my ambition to anyone. However, you know when I did, it wasn’t half as scary as I thought it would be. People were not surprised as I thought they would be about my aim, they weren’t overly shocked, they didn’t say anything that was negative or discouraging, quite the opposite. You see, the thing is, when you talk to people, you realise we’re not all too different and most of the time you will hear the sentence… “I thought of doing XYZ…”
Ok, you might say, I am very lucky and I’d be damn arrogant to say that I was not in a privileged position, to be surrounded by the very people that I need or would I…?
Birds of a feather flock together!
It takes one to know one!
Your vibe attracts your tribe!
When you clap, does your circle clap back…?
I have purposely surrounded myself with positive influences and released any toxicity. This may sound harsh, but it is your life, so why keep people that aggravate your energy, your peace around you? Easier said than done when the toxic person is a family member, but you must find a coping mechanism to deal with such negativity. This is a topic for a whole other blog, which I will be writing about in the near future… Make sense so far…?