Is it important to support the people you care about?

You bet your sweet ass it is. I know someone who is having a hard time right now. She has a business that is starting to grow by itself. It is a controversial field and she is an introvert. She does NOT like to be in the spotlight.

The problem is, the very nature of her business is going to do exactly that. In all likelihood in a very major way and fast to boot. We have had long talks about the fear. It is very real and serious for her.

I realized in providing support today, how important it was for me to impress this upon you. I told her that I would be there for her through thick and thin. Of course there was a lot more detail than that but that is not important.

What is important is that I talk about how much value you can add to the lives of those you care about by supporting them in the things they do. You can empower them to achieve their goals simply by letting them know you care whether or not they succeed and that should something go wrong you will be there to help them through it in whatever way you can.

We all have fears. At times they keep us from achieving the things we set out to do. When we are supported by our peers and loved ones it can make taking that leap seem a lot less scary.

It is much easier to reach for the stars if you know there will be someone there to help catch you if you fall or at least dust off, pick up, and continue moving forward. By supporting our peers and loved ones we bond with them. We create interpersonal relationships that last a lifetime, we create a partnerships that are greater than the sum of their parts.

Take the time today to sit down and think about your friends, family, and acquaintances. Try to think of ways you can be supportive of them. Maybe not all of them at once but choose the one who needs it most and extend your hand in love and support.

You might just be surprised by how much stronger you feel from being strong for someone else.

Most importantly, don’t be afraid. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. We all have to take risks and sometimes we get hurt. Cherish the times you get hurt, they will make the successes that much sweeter.

Peace, love, and happiness always,