#75Hard Day 42: Three People You Need For Your Journey
▶️ Community is a very valuable aspect of staying the course on your healthy living journey. It is encouraging to know you aren’t going at it alone. You can learn and grow from “doing life” alongside others.
▶️ There are three types of people who are specifically valuable to have at any given point on your journey.
1️⃣ Coach/mentor—Does not necessarily need to be someone older than you. They just need to have walked through what you have previously. Able to share insights with you that you are not able to see for yourself. Need to be able to speak wisdom and truth of your life and to speak hard truth in love. They encourage, hold you accountable, champion, support, train, and build into you. Can be someone you pay or not. Paying a coach is a signal to yourself that you value what you are doing and are committed to it. It helps you put “skin in the game.” For me personally, I have gotten the best results when I invest in myself this way. I say it all the time: I will never not have a coach.
2️⃣ Peer—Not only a friend, but also someone who is walking through *the same thing* as you are *in real time.* You per person/people will change over time and not be the same person. You may also have several at a time for different areas of your life. They need to be not only an accountability person, but also walking through the specific same thing that you are while you are walking through it. Knowing that you are showing up for them and not just yourself helps take you to a deeper level with regard to commitment to the process.
3️⃣ Pupil—Someone you can share what you are learning with in real time. Allows you to grow on a deeper level as you teach. Keeps you from being “spiritually constipated” because while you have a flow of information in as you are learning, you also have a flow of knowledge out as you pour into the student. Also helps to keep you accountable because again, you are more excited and engaged in the process when you know that it’s going to be of benefit to someone else. You are adding value to this person by being in the reverse role as a mentor/teacher.
❓Do you have these people in your life?