― Mitch Albom,
― Michael Jordan
― Demi Lovato, Stay Strong
“If you need help bark like a dog.” – Gendry.
― George R.R. Martin,
Like most people, I set goals for this new year. I set goals I knew would help me reach new heights and improve myself and the people around me. This year, I went one step further. Knowing that it is easy to slip up and forget these goals, I sent them to some of the people I trust the most. That’s right, I sent my goals out to my closest friends and family. I know they will support me and hold me to my word when I I have a difficult time pushing on.
Too often people set goals or start out on a journey ALONE. They want to make changes. They want to achieve new goals for their lives. However, they feel like they have to do it all by themselves. For some reason, people do not reach out for help. Maybe, they are embarrassed, or too proud to reach out. Maybe they want to prove it to themselves or others that it can be done without any help.
Let me ask you this: if you achieve your goals alone or with the aid of others, does the goal carry less meaning to you? Probably not. You still met or exceeded your goals. You still achieved the results you wanted. But, if you recruit a team, a few things will occur. For one, your journey will be more fulfilling because you shared the events with others. Also, you will gain encouragement from your team when you feel discouraged or “stuck”. Through these exchanges you create a deeper connection with the people you put n your team. They experience you in a more intimate part of your life and therefore become closer to you. Finally, you show true strength when asking for help. Most people think the opposite. They feel they are weak to ask for help. However, opening up and being vulnerable is true strength in action.