There is nothing greater than being able to depend on others. I learned early on in my journey that you cannot be successful on your own although most of us try our best to prove this theory wrong. Some people may think that just because a particular person garners fame and fortune that they did it on their own. That is a common misconception among the masses which unfortunately sends the wrong message to people trying to emulate them. The truth of the matter is that everyone who has ever experienced success in life have one particular thing in common; a strong support system.
It is absolutely essential that you have a team around you who believes in you and motivates you to be better. You must have people on your team who have your back no matter the circumstances. Your support system includes those who keep you grounded and those who lift you up. Your support system may be family members or they may not be related to you at all. The one thing your support system will have in common is the goal to see you succeed.
The makeup of your support system should not include fans; it includes people who you can count on through good times and bad times. I am more fortunate than most to have members in my support system who tells me like it is, who tells me how it should be and who forces me to be great. There are times when I feel like giving up and my support system is right there telling me why that is not an option.
There were times when I needed financial assistance and I knew I could count on a member of that team to come through. There were times when I needed a shoulder to cry on and I had several to choose from. I spoke to one member recently who told me “I believe in you Joe Paul”. Those six words gave me enough energy to conquer the world. Sometimes all we need is someone to believe in us and we will be able to do the thing we were born to do.
Do not be misled; your support system is not there only for your benefit. You too must add value to this team by being exactly what you expect from them; loyal, honest, dependable and accountable. If you are going to experience success, you must construct a team that encourages you to get to the next level. Your support system should not consist of average people unless you expect average results. Surround yourself around people who think big and expect bigger things from you. You cannot do it alone; that is the only thing that is impossible to do. Believe me, I’ve tried and failed every single time.
Surround yourself around a team of incredible people who force you to be better than you already are.
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