Why it’s Important to have a Great Support System
Everyone should have a least one person to call on in a time of need, not just for money, resources or anything tangible like so, even though having people like that in our lives is definitely great, but we also need individuals for social support, mentoring and mental healing. So what is a support system you may ask; a support system is a formal or informal group of individual(s) that help sustains your survival and growth.
If you feel stuck and alone, and have no clue how to get out of it, I have great news. The answer is not as difficult as you think. You don’t have to get through this alone. But first, you need to be brave enough to ask for help.
Whether it’s concerning your health, professional career, university, marriage, parenting skills or anything else where support is needed, don’t be afraid to ask for help. I know sometimes it may be awkward to ask for assistance, but we have to understand that everyone has to sometime. And although, this time you may be asking next time it may be their turn.
Chose close family, friends and people that you look up to be a part of your support group. You don’t have to ask them formally or anything (that may be weird), but just ensure you know who you believe you can call on in a time of trouble. You can’t figure everything out on your own, no one can. Even the President of the United States has a team of experts to provide him with information so that he can make the best decisions. Everyone needs a team of supporters, and so do you.
If you are unsure how to build a support system of your own, try these three simple steps to get started:
Step 1. Get clear on what you want and set some goals.
Take a few minutes to figure out who you’d like on your support team. Do you want a mentor with experience or a peer who is going through the same challenges? Ask yourself what kind of support you need from your support team. What are your goals?
Step 2. List all the resources that are available to you right now.
This is as easy as making a list. Ask yourself: “Who would I want as a member of my team so that I can achieve success? Are you a member of a social group or networking organization? Do you have contacts from your college career office? Do you know a colleague at work you could ask for support? You have many more resources available to you than you realize.
Step 3. Write a list of resources you would like to have access to.
Do you want to join a gym? Could you become a member of a networking group? Do you want a mentor in your field? Can you take a course or seminar?
Here’s how my support team works for me: My goal is to build my career so that I can achieve optimal growth within my professional life while climbing the corporate latter. I want to avoid burnout, be happy, succeed, and be successful. With the team I’ve formed, I have created a support system that I know will help me to succeed and achieve my vision of life. My support system guides, teaches or coaches me to help me get where I want to go. They included one of my professors, a mentor, a college friend and my mother. I know that if every. I need assistance with advancing my career I have these few people to turn to. Now note that if I have trouble in my relationship with my significant other I probably will not be telling my mother, professor or mentor about those problems so ensure to pick accordingly.
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