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Your Greatest Advocate

March 21, 2011

Today, I had a great reminder of something that I’ve known for quite a while. Having said that, isn’t it nice to be gently or not so gently reminded of life’s truths from time to time.

What I was reminded of was who is my greatest advocate.

Before I tell you, can you tell me who is your greatest advocate? Go ahead and take a moment. Think of all the people you connect with from day to day. Who is looking out for you? Who has your interests at heart?

Likely you came up with a number of people, but there is a person who will always be most interested in you and frankly will have the best understanding of you and what you need….. It’s you!

Now, your initial reaction may be…. Sure, I guess you’re right but I don’t want to be egotistical. Shouldn’t I be concerned about others. And, yes, you should not be egotistical. And, you should be concerned with others. But, you can get to a point where you spend so much time looking after others that you don’t take care of yourself and you suffer and become less valuable to everyone.

At the end of the day, only one person can truly look after you and your needs. Only one person truly understands your needs. Even other people who care for you and want to be your advocate, will not know every detail. Again, does this mean that other people can’t be great advocates for you…. No, they can be wonderful advocates and from time to time they will be able to tell you truths that you may not realize.

So, the ultimate truth is that you need others to support you AND, you need to be your own best advocate. This means taking your own inventory of yourself, mapping out a strategy for where you need to go and then getting on that journey of destinations as I blogged about not so long ago.

Let me know where you’re going.

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