In the Olympics, the competitions are frequently divided into individual and team sports. While I understand the distinction, that gives the impression the individual sports athletes do it all on their own. Successful athletes all have a team supporting them through the competitive process. Coaches, nutritionists, exercise experts, physical therapists are crucial to all successful endeavors.
How much more do we need people in our lives to support and encourage us? I tried the solo routine in the past only to discover that it didn’t work for me. So now I have a coach, an exercise trainer, a physical therapist, a supportive spouse and family, a web designer, and a group of friends in my corner. I turn to my crew when I need encouragement, brainstorming, accountability or occasionally a swift kick. For me, I have learned that life works best when played as a team sport.
Who is on your team supporting you? I’d wager you have more people supporting you than you might realize.
My challenge for you is to make a list of the people who support you in your life and write their name and the role that they fill in your life. And then, ask yourself what roles are not being filled. Commit yourself between now and the end of the year to ask yourself what else you need and actively seek others to fill those roles.