So over the past couple of weeks I’ve really been inspired to start a few new projects… one of them being blogging and another tapping into my artistry and beginning a hobby/craft/small business (whatever it may agument into)
Im not gonna lie, this may seem like a minor accomplishment to others but for myself
I’m really coming out of the boat and treading on foreign water!!!
Now in the past, I have tried to be supportive and encouraging the best way I can but like everyone else have miserably failed when friends have launched projects, dreams and business ventures and with a hint of green in my heart wish that I could be brave enough to begin such accomplishments. This has led me to question…
“Why is it so hard to show genuine support to our family and friends but easy enough for the stranger whom we follow on social media??!”
Please don’t get it twisted as I’m not saying supporting this way is wrong and is definitely needed and commended but I do believe that there’s somthing powerful in knowing a person’s journey, witnessing their struggles, set backs and falls to then see them victorious and purged like gold! Recently I have been making a conscious effort to whole-heartedly support those that I know in events or business projects almost as if it were my own vision or dream; I’m not naive in thinking that every product or event can be attended but a few words of encouragement and affirmation can really go the distance and this is what we should practise in empowering other women.
I really agree with the above statement but also know that while healthy competition is good, a necessity at times it shouldn’t be at the detriment of bringing others down so that we ourselves can succeed. If this is the case then serious assessment over our character should be done. We should practise
“Monitoring our hearts, motives, our insecurities and relationships”
When we honestly do this, only then can we access whether we are genuinely being an asset to our friends and family… or are we being roadblocks??!
It can not be healthy secretly being hopeful in the downfall of people’s successes especially for those we call our ‘loved ones’ something is disturbingly erroneous!
Let’s not be these women… let’s be the loudest cheerleaders we can!!! An assistant to the platform of others success!