Be the Fuel/Fire Someone Needs Toward Their Goal Attainment
Many a goal is truly simple in nature yet may seem complex to the outside observer. Even if you personally know that a particular goal or dream will be a complete flop – support the individual anyway. Support can come in the form of finances, babysitting, house cleaning, meal prep, errand running, coming to their events, sponsoring their event or product, pushing/promoting their products or event or just being a listening ear or encourager.
How do you smother a fire? You put a lid on it, deprive it of oxygen or contain it. Do you know why the cleaning product is called 409? Because it took 408 attempts to get the product just the way they wanted it. Edison tried and failed to invent the light bulb he wanted, 100 times. Michael Jordan has often said:
I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Fire Hose Mentality
We all know the only purpose of a fire hose is to put out a fire. If you cannot find it within yourself to be supportive in the most minimal of positive ways – then don’t share your sentiments with the one trying to obtain a particular goal. That person already knows what the problem is – they need those that will contribute to the solution. Be the one that comes to them with a solution!
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