Disclaimer: I am not an expert, but the advice dispensed here has been researched or is something that has worked for me in the past. Proceed at your own risk...
I saw that quote on Facebook earlier today and it gave me inspiration for this post. I truly believe that surrounding yourself with positive people who are on the same mission as you is the best way to get through the obstacles and roadblocks you encounter when attempting to achieve your goals. Whether you want to be a better person or quit smoking or exercise more. Find people on similar missions and work together. Look for those who are doing well for motivation and inspiration.
|Courtesy: Harness Digital Marketing|
I've met a lot of positive people in my 42 years on this planet. But I'm tying in one of my friends, Tom Harness, with this post today. This morning he presented a check for more than $3,400 to the veterans group Team RWB (Marion chapter). He raised the money in December by wearing an ugly (fugly) Christmas sweater.
|The fugly suit on News 3 This Morning|
He visited businesses in our region of southern Illinois for a photo opp and a donation. His original goal was a thousand bucks, but he quickly surpassed that. Tom's passion to help others isn't limited to veterans. I know he's reached out and helped countless other groups and individuals. He and his team at Harness Digital Marketing are making a difference in the lives of people not just here, but around the country and I'd venture to say even the world.
|Courtesy: Harness Digital Marketing & Team RWB|
I aspire to be more like Tom not just as an influential person in our community, but also as a person in general. His friendship (and love of craft beer) is something I truly value. Find those people in your community who stand out and do good things. Step out of your comfort zone and make new friends. I think that's sometimes harder for adults, but it's definitely rewarding in the long run.