Let’s hear it for those that cheer us.
The friends who support us when we stretch to new heights.
Give us a pat on the back, a word or two of encouragement or a Facebook like.
When we try new things, those around us usually fall into one of two camps.
Those that cheer us and those that do not.
Trying something new or different seems to suggest to some people that we are saying that the old way isn’t working.
Some folks may take that as a threat.
Not a life-threatening threat, but a threat to their stable existence nonetheless.
They get weird.
They don’t know how to talk to us as we begin our new journey.
It seems to shake them.
This of course says much more about them and where they are on their own journey than it says about us.
As long as the choices we are making are decisions towards greatness, to our higher self.
When we get pushback or negative commentary in these situations, better to just let those go.
To find new champions, advocates and supporters.
These are the compadres to honor.
In Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Elton John sang “I thank the Lord for the people I have found.”
We should considers ourselves extremely lucky to have so many champions. So many supporters. So many friends.
And if we would like additional fans, all we have to do is ask.
I, for one, support any step you take towards your truest, greatest, most amazing self.
In fact, we all do. Go for it.