My wife and I were having dinner this weekend. She finally asked, “Are you going to tell me about what you’re doing for the summer? I want to help.”
I said, “I won’t need your help. I need your support.”
She had a puzzled look. I don’t blame her. But, I am locked in on my goal – and that needs two things:
1) The ability to filter out what doesn’t matter and prioritize what does.
2) Accept 100% responsibility for reaching the goal. As they say, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” Anything less will remove you from control.
If you miss either one, you’ll find many well-meaning people offering help. The problem? The suggestions they make will be different from how you imagined your journey. As soon as that happens, you have pulled off your path. You need support.
If you are setting off on a life-transforming goal, it’s okay to accept the support of others. Remember, your most important supporter is YOU!