Community makes a difference. I know for Claudia and me, community has been huge. This is what spurred us on towards launching rise365. But realizing the importance of community started long before that. About two years ago we dove into a new approach to life. We started listening to and reading great books, blogs, and podcasts and through this we began connecting with some incredible individuals! Without these people and their ideas, thoughts, and encouragement, we would have never made to where we are today.
That’s because it’s too difficult to go it alone. In fact, YOU WON’T MAKE IT! Unless, of course, you’re fine with the status quo. Unless you’re ok with just doing what everyone else is doing.
But, that’s not me and that’s not you! You wouldn’t be reading this if that was the case. You see, those OK with the status quo read this and think, what’s the big deal? Why be so dramatic with your life and what you’re doing? Settle down already (besides, you’re making me feel insecure about my life)!
I want to be different and apparently you do too! You and I both know there’s more to life and we are chasing after it! It is a challenge and a little scary at times but the rewards are well worth it!
That’s where community comes in. The comments and emails you’ve written have been a HUGE encouragement for Claudia and me! Just the other day I got an email from someone who read my post on tithing and suggested a great resource on the topic. I checked it out and it was really helpful in bringing understanding and clarity.
For all this, I thank you. I only hope I can be as helpful to you in return.
I want to know how community has impacted you. Do you have a supportive people surrounding you? If not, how will you begin to pursue it?