Are you being too independent?

July 3, 2017 - Are you being too independent? Do you take pride in being able to handle things on your own, without the support of others? Are you determined to handle something on your own, because you believe it is best? Are you striving to achieve something that is only known by you and no one else? Being self sufficient and able to handle your own affairs is commendable. However, oftentimes we put a great deal of pressure and stress upon ourselves that is not necessary or healthy because we are not fully embracing the different types of support available which could make a huge difference. When you bottle up inside of you what you ultimately want to achieve, you are actually being your own worst support to yourself. When you aren't open to support that is either offered or could ease your stress, you are closing off potential other opportunities that may present themselves.


Take an MM&I Moment this 4th of July holiday to understand how your desire to be independent could also be holding you back. Are there areas where support would be appreciated, if you are truly honest with yourself? Have you been offered assistance or support that you have refused? Why did you refuse? Was it out of pride of wanting to handle it yourself? Was it because you believed you weren't ready to receive the support or help? Are there people you respect, or whose opinions you value who could be sounding boards for ideas and ways to take something you are trying to do to another level? If you haven't shared something you ultimately desire with anyone, is it because you believe it will not be supported or received in a positive way? How will you know for sure unless you do share? Or perhaps you need to expand your circle of influences to include more open-minded and positive support. Based on your answers here, identify three actions you will take to ensure that you are being open to all possible resources and support to elevate what you are trying to achieve. Needing help or asking for support is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength and resourcefulness. Never allow your greatest obstacle to be you.


Synergized Quote of the Week 

"None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots." - Thurgood Marshall


Yours in synergistic thinking,