My personal lesson today – I am not an island

There is no way that I could embark on a learning journey on my own.  Every person I meet has the potential to teach me something new everyday.  What I learn from them depends on my attitude, whether I hear the lesson, and whether I choose to put the lesson into practice.

I am surprised how much I am becoming more aware of myself as I start to learn about blogging.  However, the biggest lesson I am re-learning is that I need help, and to humble myself to receive that help.  I am linking with other bloggers who are willing to share the mistakes they made when they started out, so that I can, hopefully, not repeat them!

I learned long ago that I can do very little on my own.  I am not an island.  I need others around me who know me, and are of like mind, who can:

  • Encourage me
  • Give me feedback
  • Help me formulate the next step forward
  • Motivate me
  • Challenge me
  • Take an interest in what I am doing

I would urge you to tell others, your friends and family, those you trust and have a relationship with, about your new ventures or personal growth that you are experiencing.  Share with them.  Ask them what you would like them to do for you to keep you on this path.

Discussion Point: How have you built up that essential network of people who make sure that you don’t go it alone, who support you and encourage you?  Let me know.  Looking forward to reading your comments.

Until tomorrow,  Kate

Check out these bloggers: Blogging for Income by Brandon Cox,  Reviewszntips by Daniel Sharkov, Dan Rockwell at

About katehobbs

Mother to two who are now independant and living away from home. Wife to Steve, for the last 26yrs and looking forward to many more years. I have enjoyed 18 months in the Okanagan, something that I have longed to have the opportunity to do for a while. Living a dream, you could say. Now, I am interning with Living Waters Canada based in Vancouver until end of April 2013. I love to grow my own food - it tastes so much better. I also build up, train and encourage others to achieve more than they thought possible.
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