Birds of a feather..
Autumn has come up really quick for us and its been crazy busy at MMH hq. We’ve been cleaning up the website, printing new promo material, planning for our upcoming craft shows, knitting, crocheting, packing, tagging, post office-ing and trying to still be social.
Which leads to this proverb:
birds of a feather flock together
According to google it means ‘people of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together.’
All fellow makers most likely have the same issue of not having enough time and forget how important it is tomake time. You need a break: to breathe, to get out of your own space, and to get out of your own little bubble and venture into someone else’s. Human contact with people you love and make you happy is crucial to your own happiness. [Refer to article on hugging for 20 seconds and why you should do it.]
And so, with our limited time – we’ve found that spending it with like-minded people is the most valuable. It sounds obvious but a lot of us don’t. A lot of us have toxic friends that we know we need to set boundaries with but still haven’t.
So, gravitate toward those who are pursuing the similar passions as you. This can range from someone to be silly with, bounce ideas off of, vent to, go to the gym with, watch tv with, share memes with or just plain ol’ have coffee with.
Lets get down to the main benefits:
- for encouragement and support.
Finding others who are pursuing their passions can bring a huge boost to your goals and aspirations. Someone who is heading in the same direction understands where you are and what you are trying to do.
- force you to self-improve
It’s interesting that like-minded people tend to be better when they are going through anything with someone else. The other person helps you ‘fill in the gaps’ and can help with what you may have a hard time with. They won’t let you ignore the stuff you know you want to ignore.
There’s a powerful transformative effect when you surround yourself with like-minded people. Peer pressure is a great thing when it helps you accomplish your goals instead of distracting you from them.
~ Po Bronson
Like-minded people cooperate better and help each other instead of competing, distracting or being condescending.
Now, stop making excuses and make time to be better.