Have you ever been in a situation that was so tough to deal with that you didn’t know how you were going to get through it? In many cases we turn to those close to us for support to get out of those situations. However, what do we do if they are not around to help? Can we really keep moving on without someone there to support us?
I’ve learned recently that there will be times when we will be the only one encouraging ourselves to move forward and we have to be okay with that. Earlier this month I was telling someone about my passion for writing, my website, and my career plans and when I finished talking they laughed at me. They told me that journalism is a dying industry and that I should find another field. At first I wasn’t really bothered by their comment, but I found it replaying in my head and then I started to wonder if I should be pursuing being an entrepreneur at all.
Usually when I have a problem I call or visit my friends to get their take, but since they’re not around and I’m still meeting people I’m without a support group. So I was left to deal with my doubts on my own until one day I felt so down that I couldn’t take it anymore. I asked myself why I wanted this and slowly I realized it was because I love doing this and if I had to work just any job I wouldn’t be happy.
It’s great to have people around us that support what we do, but they’re not always going to be available to pick us up when we are in trouble. We have to be able to pick ourselves up and keep going because life’s obstacles shouldn’t have the power to take us down because our support group isn’t around. Our support should have one member that’s aways there when we’re in doubt, and that’s you.