The same applies to businesses. One person’s great idea today becomes a blooming business tomorrow, and slowly but steadily the business’ following increases and you find it having loyal customers who stay vouching for their products.
And of course, there are human beings like you and me with thousands and millions of supporters that stay loyal and rise to their defence at the slightest whim. Did someone say Beyhive?
What these 3- the subgroups, the businesses and the individuals- have in common is their clear sense of direction. They continually walk/work towards goals that they’ve set for themselves and this is one major reason why their external support system thrives!
A network of people who provide an individual with practical and/or emotional support
To clarify, as with all things there’s the rule and there are exceptions to the rule. People undeniably support different groups and individuals for reasons other than recognizing a drive in them. However, anyone who walks purposefully will earn respect and gain devotees who will over time become the support system that keeps him/her going.
Mark Twain is quoted as saying that, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” I’d like to add a 3rd most important day, which is the day you take the first step towards doing what you were born to do. There are people waiting to cheer you on and stand by you through storms once you start walking with purpose. You won’t have to walk alone. Every step after that crucial first step builds and strengthens your support system.
You do realize that you’re a part of several support systems, don’t you? As a fan (or stan) or supporter of any brand, you’re a part of that person’s/brand’s support system! You keep them going through your purchases and referrals. So why are you depriving yourself of yours by holding back from doing what you were born to do?!
I feel the need to say again- you will not walk alone! Your support system is on stand-by. Start walking with purpose.
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