As you pursue your goals or embark on a new project, nothing compares to having someone or a support group to connect with at during the process.
The process of Creating Your Garden of Eden does incorporate identifying resources who can assist in the process, such as as a sounding board, coach or mentor, or as a provider of support for a particular activity.
Beyond just having these external resources, it is also wonderful to create a community of friends who can provide emotional support along the journey. Finding, nurturing and embracing such a community does not always come easy to all.
However, we are social beings. We were created to be part of social groups, families, communities and tribes. Yes, the Creator himself said it was not good for man to dwell alone.
Today, let me encourage you to take a look at the support groups you have in your life; support groups which can help you on your path to create a masterpiece on this earth and reflect all that the Creator intended for you.
Three key points about this community of support must be noted. First, there must be shared values. One of the first assignments in the CreateYourGOE process is to identify the key values that are important to you to guide you in assessing each forward step. Use these same values to select and identify friends and groups who can be your partners on the journey. If there are no shared values, they may not understand your decisions and choices and they, ultimately, may turn out to be hindrances.
Secondly, your support group (or your posse or tribe, as some like to say) must themselves be purpose driven. If you are looking to build, you need to have others who are also building and going somewhere in their life. And do not be hesitant to ask about their goals and dreams. If they are not moving forward, you can still continue to be their friend or colleague, but do not expect them to be part of your inner circle of support.
And finally, your support group must be those who push you forward and challenge you to dream and aspire for bold things in creating your Masterpiece on the earth. You should feel inspired and energized being around this group or community. The conversations should open your mind to new possibilities and options. The atmosphere should be uplifting and positive, not negative and full of doubt.
One of the reasons you need a support group is to celebrate with you as you move from Day One toward Day Two, and continue forth. I know one of my challenges is taking time to acknowledge how far I’ve come, what I’ve accomplished and how the Creator must be pleased with my commitment to his destiny for me. Having a team around who is also on a similar journey provides an immediate group for celebration. And if each person in your group is celebrating their own progress, you will be always part of some celebration, either your own or another’s.
Your path to fulfill your destiny will be with its challenges. Be sure to proactively prepare yourself by having persons around you who can help you on this journey.
For those of you who may not have supporters close to you, we have created an online forum, our own Create Your Garden of Eden Facebook Group. This is meant for those who have read the book, are going through the exercises in the Workbook and are committed to creating a Masterpiece in the earth. The group will be your place to share, to celebrate, to acknowledge, to challenge, to counsel, to clarify and to inspire. As everyone will be using the same language, it will be a reinforcement of what we know; two are better than one. So join our Facebook group through this link.