On June 26, 2017, NBA historical icon, Bill Russell received the Lifetime Achievement Award from a panel of decorated basketball stars. From 1958 to 1969, the 6’9” center had dominated the court, leading the Boston Celtics to eleven NBA championship titles.
What are the things that keep you from being proactive? There has been one thing that has stood in my way while seeking appropriate help with my mental health, physical health, and even my air conditioner.
It is the realization that my reality was false that finally led me to seek a counselor and eventually a doctor. The resources they provide help to see ourselves and the world around us more clearly; they help us see reality better.
It's a great idea, really. I know that. Since Bill and I exchanged words, I have been mulling it over, and while it is still ruminating, the idea is evolving into a reality. I do not know much about the details, but here is what I do know for the sake of a teaser and proactive promotion:
Those lifted high without real support fall the hardest because they are dehumanized by being idolized. It's vital to remember that celebrities are people too--leaders are people too. Whether they are the manager at a grocery store or filling auditoriums with fans, they're people.
Culturally, it seems that our idea of happiness is fueled by the quiet claim that, instead of “less is more,” “more is more.” We want bigger, better, best and continually compare ourselves to others to measure the worth of what we’ve attained.
Whether your direct support is a spouse or a close friend, here are a few things to keep in mind while trying to better love your circle.