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As people evolve, develop and become more independent in life, we sometimes come with the mentality that we don't need anyone else. We begin to say to ourselves that "I can do this all by myself". I am also sure that you have heard the old adage, "I can do bad all by myself".
And guess what, you are right. You can do it by yourself. Kids can be raised successfully by single parents, Companies can be started by entrepreneurs, and neither men nor women need significant others to be happy.
But the question is, is that really true? Who on this earth have made it without ANY help? Who has raised children without NO support system? Who has climbed the professional ladder to success without ANY one giving them wisdom? I am curious as to who.
So my first position, is that the statement that this life, this goal, this achievement can be done without any help is a false one. People may not support you when, how, or in the exact manner that you prefer, but they are there for you. And they support you! Say thank you and be appreciative of what they ARE doing rather than focusing on what they are not doing.
Now on to my second point, let's hypothetically say that you can do it all alone. You have no support, no help, no team you, to help you get there. Just because you can, does it make it a good idea? Do you want to be the one that gets up with the kids EVERY single time they cry or go to the school EVERY single time they have something? Do you really want to be the one that has to go to every sales meeting, process every invoice, and produce every product during the duration of your business? I certainly hope not, and here is why… Diversity is important and simply put, we are better together. Trying to be all things to all people is ultimately a burn out waiting to happen. And I encourage you not to let that happen.
So what is the life empowered moment for today? I am glad you asked… Just because you can,
doesn't mean you should. Recognize, leverage and appreciate all of those that support you and even those that don't, and that can be used as mere motivation as well.
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