“The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
When someone believes in you and trusts you it is the most powerfully motivating force there is. Throughout my life, when someone has had faith in me, and placed their trust in me, it has always served to motivate me to move heaven and earth to make those people proud. And that is the force that led me to accomplish amazing things as an entrepreneur – I was surrounded by people who had faith in me and who trusted me to help them succeed and every day that served as motivation to help me to get incredible things accomplished.
Looking back and realizing how those friendships contributed so greatly to my success, I can’t help but recognize the importance of doing that same thing for my own friends. I need to help them to feel that I believe in them, and I need to show them that I am willing to trust them, because by doing so I can help inspire them to achieve greatness the same way my friends did that for me.
Be that friend that inspires others to achieve greatness, because that… is a glorious thing 🙂 .
~Amy Rees Anderson