No One Makes It Alone

Reaching our goals is never easy; that is why we need God and others by our side.

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Posted in , Nov 12, 2015

No one succeeds alone. Remember those who helped you and don't forget to help others.

In life, everyone needs the help of others to achieve professional and personal goals. When we hear about celebrities’ success, we tend to admire them but often forget that those achievements wouldn’t be possible without the help of others. The truth is that no one makes it alone; there are always others broadening our capabilities and skills.

It takes hard work, perseverance, opportunities and much more to reach success in all parts of life. Politicians and others who hold influential roles have a team of individuals who support them–mentors, coaches, family members and more.

Alex Haley, the author of Roots, had a picture in his office of a turtle sitting on top of a fence. He kept it there as a reminder that “If you see a turtle on a fence post, you know he had some help.” Haley remarked, “Anytime I start thinking, ‘Wow, isn’t this marvelous what I’ve done!” I look at that picture and remember how this turtle-me got up that post.”

While some people forget those who helped them succeed, many remember and recognize their helpers. My two partners in life are the Lord and my wife, and I am so grateful. I have also had an army of people who lifted me up in the best and worst of times. Striving to reach our goals is never easy; that is why we need God and others by our side.

We need to remember our own “fence post” and how we got to the top of it. It may encourage us to help others. The Hebrew Scripture says, Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful…

Who has helped you up your fence post–and who are you helping?

Lord, thank you for those who have helped me; let me be available to assist others reach their best.

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