Finding Your People: Navigating Support and Opposition.
Life can be an unpredictable journey filled with twists and turns; we meet many people along the way.
Some people we encounter will be our biggest supporters, while others will not support us at all.
We must face the reality that not everyone will like, support, or believe in us.
Sometimes, it’s not about what we do or say but who we are.
It’s important to understand that there are people who will never support us because of who we are. Perhaps they don’t like our personality, the way we look, our beliefs or values, or maybe they have an issue with us for no apparent reason.
Whatever the case, it can be hurtful to know that some people will never support us no matter what we do. It can be incredibly challenging if these people are close to us, such as family members, friends, or colleagues.
It’s easy to get caught up in seeking the approval of those who don’t support us.
We may change our behaviour, values, or appearance to win them over. But the truth is, we can’t change who we are to please others. We should always strive to be authentic, even if some people won’t support us.
It’s important to remember that we don’t need everyone to like us.
Most importantly, we like ourselves, and the people who matter in our lives support us.
On the other hand, some people will always support us no matter what we do. These people are our steadfast supporters, and they are the ones who will stand by our side through thick and thin. They are the ones who will cheer us on when we succeed and pick us up when we fall. These people are our “tribe,” essential to our well-being and success.
Finding your tribe can take time, but it’s worth the effort.
Our tribe comprises people who share our values, beliefs, and interests. They are the people who make us feel seen, heard and understood. They are the ones who will hold us accountable and encourage us to be our best selves. Our tribe may be small, but they are mighty. They are the people who will make a significant impact on our lives, and we should cherish them.
We must surround ourselves with people who support us because it can impact our mental health and overall well-being.
- Being surrounded by people who don’t support us can be draining and affect our self-esteem.
- On the other hand, being surrounded by people who help us can boost our confidence and make us feel valued and loved.
One thing I talk about often is our tribe may change over time. And that’s okay. As we grow and evolve, our values, beliefs, and interests may shift, and we may gravitate towards different people. It’s okay to outgrow relationships and friendships, and it’s okay to let go of people who no longer serve us. It’s all a part of the journey.
We strive to be authentic, even if some people won’t support us.
We can’t change who we are to please others and shouldn’t try. Instead, we should focus on finding our tribe- the people who will always support us no matter what.
You are looking for people who share your values, beliefs, and interests, essential to your well-being and success.
Remember, it’s not about the number of people who support us; it’s about the quality of our relationships.