You have to help yourself before you can help others

Be sure you are fulfilling your dream, and not someone else‘s.

My mentor, Andy Griffin, used to tell me all the time:

Daniel, you got to be a Me before you can be a We!

What does that even mean?

Think back to the last time you were on an airplane, getting ready for takeoff. As the plane taxied toward the runway, the flight attendants went through the emergency procedures. They pointed out the exits and, among other things, told you what to do in case the cabin pressure dropped. If this happened, airflow masks would drop down from above every seat. The attendants then demonstrated how to secure that mask, and they probably said something like this:

Please place the airflow mask firmly on your face before attempting to place it on another.

I couldn‘t say it any better myself.

You have to help yourself before you can help others. Have your dream rooted firmly in you before you try to commit it to others, or you may end their life support. If your dream isn‘t firmly planted inside you, if you don‘t believe in it and in any way are unwilling to commit to it—you may end up fulfilling someone else‘s dream, or you might fulfill your own, but harm others in the process.

~ Daniel Pendley

About Daniel Pendley

Author of "The Power of The Dream" and Celebrity Life Coach and Leadership Speaker.

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