They say if you want to go fast, walk alone but if you want to go far, walk together. This is true on so many levels as we are social beings and love is our universal language. When we work and live in harmony, greater ideas come in fruition and potentials are realized. While this is true, it is equally important to make sure that you associate yourself with like-minded people who you can grow with and who you feel safe with. These are people who share the same enthusiasm, passion, interest, ideals and values.
What happens to you when you are in a community of like-minded individuals?
You become aware.
You become updated with the latest news, trends, tips and hacks about the passion and interests you share in common.
You also become aware of yourself. With the right community, you gain honest feedback about your strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes, we forget about the brilliant and unique viewpoints and contributions that we have. When you lose sight of the great person that you are, these people lend you the lens through which they see the powerful you.
You become the best expression of yourself.
We are all energies. When you surround yourself with high-vibration folks, you raise your energy as well. You are motivated and propelled to operate at your maximum level or full potential. They contribute to you becoming the best version and vision of yourself.
You gain a support system.
Pursuing something, building something, creating something surely is worthwhile but can definitely be hard. More often than not, your biggest obstacle is your own mind, second would be those who discourage you. This is why it is necessary to be with people who believe in you and in your dreams while they keep you rooted. Gaining a support system is especially helpful when you go through something tough. It helps that you get exposed to people who might have gone through the same experience so you'll feel that you are not alone.
You widen your perspective.
As individuals, everyone has unique experiences, skills, talents and ideas to bring to the table. You can use this knowledge to challenge your current mindset, limiting beliefs, patterns and set ideation. That way, you constantly evolve.
You become accountable to each other.
Being accountable to each other means you are setting realistic and measurable goals, timelines and action steps for each other, to achieve desired results then you celebrate the small and big wins together.
How do you know if you are in the right circle/community?
Take time tribe to reflect on these questions:
1. Do you feel good about yourself after spending time with them?
2. Can you freely express yourself or do you find yourself walking on eggshells around them?
3. Do they talk about people or ideas?
4. Do they respect boundaries or do they force information/action out of you?
5. Do you feel growth or do you feel like you're stuck?
Are you part of any community/group right now? Let us know about your experience!