Keeping the momentum going when pursuing long-term goals can be tough. When faced with lack of progress, you can easily begin to focus on activities other than the ones which will help you obtain your goals. ‘Tis the season to talk about the Olympics, and I can’t help but think that each and every one of them had a cheerleader encouraging them to stick with it and grab their dream.
I am blessed to have a few of those people in my life. They aren’t the people you would naturally think would be my champions. But there are those who tell me that I am good enough to reach my dream and that if anyone could do it, it’s me.
Today was a great day of encouragement. I had the opportunity to chat with one of my speaking role models, Ed Tate, and I gained insights on my new venture. I also got encouragement from a leader in my company who told me I had skills which make me uniquely qualified to do what I want to do.
Find these people in your life, the ones who will tell you that you’re great and who won’t let you give up on your dreams! Find the people who see you for who you are becoming, not just the person you are. And when you find them, don’t forget to tell them how much you appreciate them! We all need a little help from our friends.