Two years ago I tried my hand at growing tomatoes from seed.
I picked some different types from the store and made some soil cubes. Grow lights, custom trays, special soil. The whole shebang.
Then every morning, I got up at the same time. Turned on the light and watered them.
Each cube had several sprouts coming out of it before long so I would constantly monitor the health and progress of each little sprout. Several cubes didn’t have anything come up, so I would try to transplant some others in.
Eventually I had to snip off the less thriving seedlings so the the best could grow to full strength.
This situation comes up in so many areas of your life.
You need to prune your friends to make sure the ones you keep are the best to help you thrive.
I noticed this to be very important as I’m working to build solid habits and a working on consciously developing new skills.
Your support network can often make or break you.
If you’re anything like me, you’re doing this while working a day job. You’ve got a family to feed and support and having the space to work and a nudge when things get hard is a Godsend.
Yesterday was my wife’s birthday. She’s been my biggest supporter and cheerleader for quite a while now.
But she’s not the only one. I’m currently building relationships with others doing what I want to do.
People that have walked the path successfully and can provide a more robust example (and potentially advice) about how to get myself from where I am to where I want to be.
Having or creating a support group that does more than just stay out of your way to let you do your thing is powerful.
It’s something you have to be intentional about.