Don’t Overlook the Importance of Support

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

Don’t go it alone. People with a support community are twice as likely to reach their goals than those with no support. This applies to all sorts of goals-spiritual, financial, personal but since this is a health blog we will discuss health goals.

When we make a health related goal, whether it be quitting smoking, making healthier choices, losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, eliminating certain foods or adding other healthy foods,  those we spend the most time with can make us or break us.

Let’s face it, it not easy to change habits. If it was, everyone would do it.

How discouraging it can be when we try to change for the better and do not have the support of our immediate or extended family or friends. They may make fun of us, sabotage our efforts, discourage us, judge us, mock us when we fail. They may even feel threatened by our efforts or even try to make us feel guilty. They may act insulted.

People are more successful making changes when they have the support of a like-minded community. People with the same goals, who can encourage us, help us when we get stuck, work along side us. Someone to do it with you.  Someone to hold you accountable. Someone to keep you on track or get you back on track when you mess up. Someone who won’t mock you when you mess up. Someone to celebrate your victories with.

It can be a group of people or just one person.

It can be in-person, over the phone, online, etc.

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Struggling to make a change? Find a buddy. Find one person who is willing to hold you accountable and encourage you. Find someone doing the same thing as you.

Find someone you can come along side of to give and get support. Don’t know anyone doing the same thing? Post a message out there and see who responds.

Start a club or group of like-minded people.

Still need help, encouragement, or accountability? I often do too. If you need one, we can start a group.

How can I support you?

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