It’s good to look to others for support, guidance, affirmation, and praise so we know how well we are doing…that we are moving down the right path…finding our confidence…maybe saving time and energy by drawing on the success of others. Looking to others too much though can be problematic.
It takes a strong foundation to build a home, or business, or anything that we want to endure. That foundation is made of building blocks consisting of our core values, our convictions, our work ethic, our accomplishments…these blocks are strongest when they come from within.
Building blocks from others can be good and useful. However, if the support or praise that was once positive and given freely is now retracted or turns negative, we may find ourselves with a weakened foundation…less sure of our path…less confident…facing fear and doubt…and poor performance.
Look to others for support and guidance but build your foundation from within…prepare, be self-aware, define your values, walk your path…with confidence…and find your success. It may take longer. It may be harder. But it will come from within and it will be strong.