Know Your Supporters

8:5

I wonder how many people this has happened to: You start something, a project, that is important to you. You are excited about it, and want to share it with your friends. When you do, hoping that they will celebrate the victories with you, or offer up encouragement when you need it most, you notice that they start to back away from you.

I have already felt this happening to me. Perhaps it is because I am overzealous at this point? Maybe it is because I am trying to document my thoughts, experiences, set backs and triumphs on a daily basis? I don’t know the why that this is happening, or if it is just in my imagination? Just because I am doing this, trying to make myself healthier, establishing healthier habits before the stress of a new school year is upon me, and doing it in this public manner, does not mean that I have changed. I am still the same, shy, weird, sometimes funny, more often dorky, introverted person I have always been! All I am trying to do is be less of myself while making more of myself.

Yes, this could be a setback if I let it, but you know what? I am not going to allow it. If I allow this to be the thing that breaks my resolve so soon, it does not say much about me, does it? I am not going to let this deter me from this goal, it won’t run me off course. Trust me, I can do that all by myself.

Whatever it is that you are challenging yourself with, know your reasons for why you are doing what you are doing, and know your supporters. There is a world full of people who have your back, even if you don’t know it.

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
— The 14th Dalai Lama
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2 thoughts on “Know Your Supporters

  1. Many people are uncomfortable posting responses to blogs. Then there are people who could care less. Remember that you are doing this for yourself and no one else! I say be proud of what you are doing and keep it going!

    1. Oh Linda, you keep me focused and grounded! Thank you. I am doing this for me, first and foremost, and secondly for anyone else like me, who needs to know they’re not alone.

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