Right now, as I have to rely on myself more than ever before due to my efforts to transform myself from an employee to a business owner, this is a good reminder.
We all need support from other people. Love, encouragement, words of advice and friendship will help you get through the important stages in your life. When people are in your corner, you feel like taking on any challenge. As important as help from others may be, though, it all has to start with you. If you're waiting for someone to solve your problems, or wondering when someone is "going to do something about that," you may be waiting a long time--unless you look to yourself first. Take responsibility for your own situation and think of what concrete steps you'll take today to help it. If you're going to need help, it's only fair that the person with the most at stake (you) is willing to make the most effort. When someone is pulling you out of a hole and has grasped your hand, you still must take the first step to climb out, or you're just going to be hanging there.
Nothing is going to happen to advance my dreams unless I take action first.
Only when I take action can the efforts of others, including spiritual allies, have any impact.
Quote was today's "Healthy Reflection" from SparkPeople.com. No attribution was given.