Today we have a special guest post brought to you by David Black of the Social Masters. (If you’re a single guy looking to improve your dating success, then I highly recommend you take a look at David’s site. Anyway in this post, David talks about the value of having that one special person cheering you on. So take it away David…
Hey guys David Black here from Social Masters. My man Steve has shown enough trust in me to let me post an article on his great blog. Hope you enjoy. I would say at least 99% of articles written about success are all about how you as an individual should be. Such words as dedication, discipline, endeavor, desire, never die attitude. All hugely important things but a lot of people seem to overlook one other key aspect to success.
This particular aspect is not crucial, however it can help with your success and definitely should not be overlooked.
I call it ‘Having your own personal cheerleader’
What I mean by this is having somebody who believes in you, takes an active interest and encourages you.
Yes yes I know, you should not need somebody else to make you successful. However that isn’t the point of the article. As with anything in life, why limit yourself in any respect. What I mean by that statement is, even if you are the most highly motivated, head strong person in the world, there is room for improvement by having someone in the background reassuring you at every step.
“Who are these personal cheerleaders?” I hear you shout with eager anticipation.
It could be anyone. It could be your boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, family member, etc. Having someone there to back you up can be invaluable.
What can they provide:
Having someone there to support you in your quest for greatness can really take a huge burden off your mind. You know that if you ever need help, whether that’s to get some work done on time or to help you think of your next great idea. Having the support of someone you have great admiration for can really help you achieve your current goals and give you the edge you need in order to have even more success in your life.
In sport, being at your home country in for example the Olympics can give the athletes a big boost. Why? Because they have the most support and want to achieve success not only for themselves, but for the people who are supporting them. This helps raise their performance, so why not let it help raise yours.
As with everything in life, we sometimes doubt that we are making the right decisions. When I decided to become self employed I kept wondering if I was making the right decision. I know I wanted it and I know I would have continued to strive for that goal without anyone’s help. However having my girlfriend there to reassure me that it was the right choice made it that little easier to continue my quest for glory. Don’t tell her that though…
Yes I know we shouldn’t need encouragement to get off our ass and get the job done. However at the end of the day a little encouragement never hurt anybody. If you are already capable of working your socks off without encouragement then great. Imagine though, how much harder you would work with encouragement of someone else.
Also think about this, another example from sport. How many times the best sportsmen and women have mentioned how having encouragement from the crowd made all the difference. They know they are capable of winning, but they also recognize the extra benefit of having encouragement off others. They see it as an added bonus and so should you.
Just having someone there to listen to can be a great benefit. The perfect chance to relieve some much need stress in a positive manner. Sometimes you just need to talk about what is going right or wrong with your current bid for success.
I know that having my girlfriend there to share my success stories makes me appreciate what I have achieved even more. Whilst sharing any problems I have encountered, allows me to get things off my chest and helps me to look at ways to overcome these problems instead of letting them get me down.
As I have mentioned. I have my girlfriend to help me with the 4 points above. Though I was well on my way to success, my girlfriend has been a rock for me. Somebody who I can rely on to help me become the most successful person I can be. Yeah sure there are times when things become tough and we argue and bicker. However, the fact that we come out the other side both more determined for me to succeed really does show the huge benefit of having someone there for you.
Let me reiterate that you can be successful without the need for anyone else. However having someone there giving you support, reassurance, encouragement and someone who listens can just speed the process up. Here is a thought I want to leave you with. You can get from one side of America to another by walking just fine. However you will get there a lot faster is you drive a Bugatti Veyron. Enough said…