It’s glamorous to talk about realizations and revelations in a sort of social vacuum, barring books as a sort of neutral companion to intellectual ascent.
When I told my story the other day of coming to a crackling realization of what I was doing wrong, I didn’t misrepresent it. That realization happened while I was reading, and alone.
The rest of the story, though, is that I have been weaving a net of friends and coaches that are present even just in my process when I’m by myself.
I had just a few days before gone to a friend also studying coaching to talk about a relationship failure, and that reflected on how I was able to go into reading Rising Strong with openness to having been in the wrong.
When I realized I had chosen my goal poorly, one of the first people I wrote to about the watershed was my life coach, who I knew would be excited about my paradigm shift.
And even if I’m not actively interacting with them, I know I have people to reach out to, people who know what I’m trying to do in life and are on board.
A dream team.
It’s important to build yourself a community like this. Not by cutting off relationships with people who don’t serve that purpose, but instead by being intentional with those people who DO support and understand you.
Who’s on your dream team?
(I think I should be, but I’m biased!)