When was the last time you cheered yourself on?
Come to that when was the last time someone else cheered you on?
Who gives you the inspiration to continue to do your thing?
For those of us that work, we generally get inspiration from the satisfaction of what we are doing and it is quite often our colleagues and managers that give us the bit of ‘ra’ that we need.
What about if we are not working though? Self-employed or freelance. Maybe taking part in something unrelated to work. Being a full-time parent perhaps.
Who bangs your drum?
For many people the answer is no-one.
It can sometimes be very hard to remain focussed on our goals when we work in isolation or start out on a project alone.
It may be that the job or project that we are embarking on has no financial recompense and it can be very easy to put others before ourselves.
Perhaps we are undertaking a hobby or a lifetime dream for the first time.
‘Shoulds’ start to compete for our time. The priorities of our dependents or others can often take centre stage.
Sometimes ‘our thing’ doesn’t make it off the starting blocks because we don’t allow ourselves the time to invest in it.
Of course we are all quite capable of picking up self-help and motivational books, which are fabulous, but there is nothing like having someone that holds you accountable through the ups and downs of your journey.
Ups and downs are a part of life, they define us and determine whether we continue down a particular path.
There are times when we all just need someone to say ‘keep going’ or a kind word of encouragement may come just at the right time.
So when I say Cheerleader, I’m talking about those people who genuinely invest their time in you and your dreams.
Cheerleaders can be family, friends, partners, acquaintances, ourselves – total strangers even.
We can all be Cheerleaders.
Cheerleaders don’t judge and they don’t begrudge.
They are able to blow your trumpet with you or for you if you have lost your puff.
I often liken them to angels as quite often they come along at just the right time when you need a little bit of extra sparkle in your wand.
They are the ones that keep you accountable and remind you of your plans over and over again and celebrate how far you have come.
They feel as much passion for your goals as they do their own.
These are the people that know that you have got the inspiration and motivation to turn your hand towards the success and achievement that you are striving for.
And they shout it from the rooftops while waving their banner until you reach your goal.
Who is your Cheerleader?
Over the next few weeks and in conjunction with a blogging challenge, I shall be writing a series of posts around celebration and success. These will also touch on International Women’s Day which is on 8 March.
Thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next post.