Don’t Forget Who Built Your Ship
I was having a chat the other day with someone who works in the business consulting space and he made a very interesting observation about those we help. He mentioned that, as time passes, a person can start to believe that they never needed any help and that they got to where they are on their own. I’m sure we have all had moments in our lives where we thought that we made something big happen only to discover that there was more to it than just us.
In the media, we see this all the time. We see stars that have risen to the top of the charts but we don’t typically hear about the people who got them there. Everyone who decides to voyage out into the world and then makes something significant happen has someone – or a whole group of someones – who helped build the ship that got them there, but rarely are those helpers acknowledged for their contribution. Some of them choose not to be acknowledged, but others would truly appreciate the recognition.
Take some time today to look at your successes and ask yourself who helped to build your ship. You may be surprised at the list of people that come to mind and who haven’t been properly thanked.