“Celebrate even small victories.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
This past week has seen me achieve a few personal bests at the gym. They’re only small victories but as the quote above says you’ve got to celebrate them along the way. It got me thinking though about the journey towards these personal bests. Without a spotter I don’t think I’d be at this point right now. My friend’s encouragement and physical support has been crucial in building the confidence, amount of repetitions needed and strength to discover this new potential.
“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey
Interdependency and our journeys of potential are inextricably linked. None of us live on islands by ourselves, and for good reason. As we embrace interdependency we don’t have to give up authenticity. Independence and authenticity are not the same thing. Being you can bring with it an awareness that as we explore the possibilities, discover potential and act authentically we can choose cooperation over competition. Who we are and our contribution matter. Maximising this doesn’t have to involve feeling like we must do it on our own.
“Change requires energy, assistance, and more than just knowing what one should do.” – Unknown
Which areas of your journey of potential do you feel comfortable and confident to seek out and be supported by ‘spotters’? Which areas of your journey of potential do you not feel comfortable and confident to seek out and be supported by ‘spotters’? How do you view the role of interdependency, independence and authenticity in your life? What messages (individual and shared) reinforce, support or challenge our individual and shared beliefs?
“A little progress every day adds up to BIG results.” – Satya Nani