Thank You. And You. And Also You! And Even You.
I have long self-identified as a self-starter and a go-getter. A doer and a strategist. And even a little bit as a defensive I-can-do-it-myself!-er (in the voice of a four year-old stubbornly trying to tie a shoe that just won't tie).
But being a self-starter and a go-getter doesn't mean going it alone.
It means paying attention to an opportunity that is right for me and pursuing it.
[THANK YOU to those who have helped me recognize opportunity]
It means asking for advice from my network, sharing who I am with others, and connecting in new ways.
[AND YOU for participating with me and connecting]
It means recognizing when someone is offering a helping hand and taking it, even when help feels like weakness.
Tip: Getting help isn't weak. I'm still learning that.
[AND ALSO YOU, those who have helped me see the value in accepting help]
It also means being grateful to those who teach me how not to behave, how not to pursue goals, and how not to treat people.
[And so THANKS to EVEN YOU, who have taught me what not to do]
What lessons have you taken from others?