The Weight

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The weight on your shoulders is bigger than you think.

People are looking for you to succeed. They are looking for proof that you can be great so they can be great too. However much their words say otherwise, they’re secretly willing you along.

Sure, chances are that they won’t pick up on their own opportunities, but so long as you give them hope, the hope that “I can do it, so you can do it too,” they’ll follow along with you all day long.

That’s why whenever we want to do anything nowadays, the first thing we do is search online for other people who have done that same thing before us. And we find hundreds of examples. We’ll go to their blog, follow them on Twitter, like their Facebook page, and watch their journey as they continue to do what we want to do.

And we start to will them along. We want them to succeed so much, as their success is our (potential) success. Every time they hit a new milestone we celebrate with them like they’re a member of our family or one of our closest friends, and they are, as their representation of our passion creates a feeling deep in us like only a family member or best friend can.

So remember, you’re only at the beginning. Stay humble, and stay focused. People are looking for you to succeed. ∎

Benjamin Spall

Benjamin Spall

Benjamin Spall is the co-author of My Morning Routine (Portfolio). He has written for outlets including the New York Times, New York Observer, Quartz, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, CNBC, and more.