The "Go To" Person
In life, we have those people who we trust beyond measure. Those people who have an uncanny ability to make things happen. If you call on them, there is no doubt that you will get exactly what you asked for and even more sometimes. If ever you have to make a list of these individuals, you could do this with ease. The unfortunate part about it is that there always seems to be so few people who can actually make the list. Can you speak to them and trust that they will not only guide you, but still be sensitive to the negative things that may seep out into the conversation through that part of you that is hurt, frustrated, or even extremely angry?
Today I spoke with a person who told me that I was one of their few "go to " people. I was humbled by this statement, however, at the same time, I was curious what I did to be that for them. After a few minutes had passed, I realized that all I did was speak to their listening. When they needed confirmation that what they were doing was right, I continually echoed the voice of their soul from the inside. This does not mean that what I said was the golden truth at all times, it just meant that I more so often than not matched up with their thoughts and opinions.
The "go to" person has a responsibly so intense, that at times it can be a bit stressful as well. It can cut into your personal time when you least expect it, however, you can always decide if you want to donate that increment of time to your closest and dearest friend or confidant. I have my own "go to' people and I find them so very grounded and connected in so many ways. My group spans from friends to family and from musician to minister. They are strong, fearless, and most of all, available. If you do not have your own "go to "people, someone will always let you borrow one of theirs without question. Let others know that you have someone that can knock their socks off and connect them quickly. It is one of the most fulfilling things to do in life.
How many people do you know that could somehow be a catalyst in some of the other people's lives that you know? The things that could happen are truly magical. So are you a "go to" person for anybody? Is there someone around you that just cannot wait to hear your opinion or your great perspective on a given topic? Of course there is, you just may not know who it is right now? On the other hand, if you do, what makes you give them that gift? Did they support you or did they just choose you because what you do speaks louder than what you say?
My work is done here. Now give this some thought. I am so grateful for the "go to" people. Without them, where would we go when we need that mental oasis, great service, awesome restaurant suggestion, or that shoulder to lean on? Just something to ponder.....