Cheerleaders

Life is hard regardless of who you are or what your circumstances may be. In an effort to make life easier most people take the path of least resistance or set their goal on the ‘sure thing’. Some rare people who are driven by passion disregard ‘easy’ choosing to pursue what makes them feel alive versus merely being alive or existing. These are the people who change the world and must surround themselves with cheerleaders.

Bystanders are worse than detractors. If you are trying to accomplish something extremely difficult it can be like trying to take a large box requiring both hands to carry through a door that is closed and there is no one there to open the door for you. If there are bystanders and detractors watching you, you know the detractors aren’t going to help but it is human nature to assume a bystander watching you struggle will try to assist because that is what you would do. That dangerous assumption takes your focus off the task at hand and can lead to setbacks.

A cheerleader may not be able or know how to open the door for you but you know they are always there with encouragement bolstering your own belief in yourself. And sometimes that cheerleader gets you past the tipping point leading to success versus failure.

Detractors are usually easy to identify. Sometimes the differences between bystanders and cheerleaders can be dangerously subtle. I have confused bystanders with cheerleaders in the past and allowed the bystanders to watch me struggle while thinking they were going to eventually pitch in to help leading to a setback in reaching difficult goals.

Sometimes you have to be your own cheerleader which is all the more reason to embrace real supporters when they come a long and never take them for granted.

Be a cheerleader for others attempting difficult tasks and devote your time to being around cheerleaders. It can often be the only difference between success and failure.

Comments

Melissa November 12, 2015 @04:28 pm
Very wise words from a very talented man. Good luck to you and I wish you success in all you set out to accomplish.
Melissa November 12, 2015 @04:27 pm
Very wise words from a very talented man. Good luck to you and I wish you success in all you set out to accomplish.

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