Happy Friday! This week, as most are, has been super busy and full of victories and also a few challenges. I am sure that most likely you have experienced this in your week too. Remember, it is important to celebrate both your victories and also acknowledge your challenges. Often times, your greatest growth and victories come from working through challenges and shifting your mindset from,
“why is this happening TO me,” to, “why is this happening FOR me”? It is all about your perspective and the path you go down to work through whatever life presents to you.
As a human, you need other humans. Social connectivity is critical; it is as important as the air you breathe. How each of us fills that need will be very different. Each week, I make a point to have coffee, lunch or a phone call with different friends, advisors, colleagues and new acquaintances. Whenever I connect with my network, I leave the interaction feeling confident, rejuvenated and excited about the possibilities for the future.
What do you do when you are faced with a challenge? Do you reach out to others for their support and perspective; or do you try to keep a “stiff upper lip” and go it alone? Reflect on how you feel when you are able to provide a listening ear, helping hand, or share a bit of wisdom with someone in your life; it feels GREAT doesn’t it? Just as you are energized when you get the opportunity to lift others up, your colleagues, friends and connections also want to be there to do the same for you. Don’t underestimate the wisdom of John Lennon… “We get by with a little help from our friends”😊.
Keep this in mind as people cross your path each day. Be open to connecting and being there for others; just as others are there for you. Know that you have much to share. I am reminded of a note I saw recently, “Human Kind; Be Both”. Let that be your mantra each day.
Here’s to you and wishing you a great day and a great weekend full of connections 😊!