I decided that this year I'm resolving to not make another resolution. Every single year millions of people around the world decide to make resolutions in hopes to better themselves in the upcoming year. This year, I've decided I'm resolving to start a revolution.
One thing I'm totally sick of is backhanded support. We don't have to all be friends. We don't have to all get along. We never will. However, whether we be friends or enemies, co-workers, strangers or acquaintances, we can all win. Just because we don't operate the same way or have the same goals, nothing says we can’t ALL come out on top. If you want or need my help, I will lend you my hand 100% completely and wholeheartedly try to help you in whatever way I can. I WILL NOT try to make you feel less-than or like you don't deserve the goal you are chasing because I view you as a threat or my competition, ESPECIALLY in a passive-aggressive way that makes you think I support you and don't. I may have been chasing this goal 10 years and you may have reached a similar one 10 years ago and moved onto a bigger one, but I guarandamntee (you read that right) you that we have different strengths that if utilized can benefit one another. If I don't support your goal, I will have a clear cut conversation with you about why. Now, we can compete with our competitors, sure, but if we are teammates please know that I am not taking you down, but holding your hand on the way to the top, where I will celebrate your win with you.
I haven't always been great at this. I have looked at people as threats my whole life, when in all actuality, most of these people were on my team. I NOW KNOW that this was fully based on my own insecurities. Insecurities I battle everyday but now can laugh in the face of. Your determination to crush someone or something other than your goals is what will bring you to an end. You don't need that negativity or weight, simply because it's HEAVY. Let it loose, and join me.
So here's my promise to you in 2019:
I WILL BUILD AN ARMY OF TEAMMATES. I WILL BE IN YOUR ARMY. I WANT YOU IN MINE. I WILL HELP YOU DEFEAT THE TRAITORS, BREAK DOWN THE WALLS AND FIND YOUR GLORY.
There's my RevolutionResolution. Will you join me?
Happy New Year!