By Brian Nadon

www.vaticfoundation.com

When I first started in my journey 4 years ago, it’s fair to say that none of the people I knew shared similar interests in personal development, could understand my trauma or how to deal with depression (at least not in the same intensity or capacity as I had). I also didn’t know anyone who was in the domain of nonprofit, blogging or speaking.

Today, however, I feel I’m surrounded by a lot of people with similar values and interests. Some old and some new! I feel that I’m able to connect deeply with those around me, and talk about topics close to my heart. All of you reading my blog and following my journey are a perfect example.

Meeting all of you in person or online, connecting, and sharing didn’t just happen magically, of course. It was a conscious effort on my part to make this happen. I wanted to meet more people who are driven about their growth – regardless of what they do. And since I was venturing into nonprofit sector, I wanted to meet people who were in the field too, for knowledge sharing and business development purposes.

After I identified who I wanted to meet, I brainstormed where I could find such people. After all, there are 7 billion people in the world – There have to be people who fit the profile of who I want to meet! The question was how to meet these people, and not whether these people exist – because they obviously do.

On an empirical level, I realized that to meet growth-oriented people (to meet you), all I had to do was to pursue my goals and dreams relentlessly – and I would naturally attract/meet individuals who share similar visions in my path.

To be fair, it was extremely intimidating at first trying to open up, blog, express myself, but once I took the first bold steps forward, things started to fall into place one by one, and doors started opening thereafter. After all, where the intention goes, the energy flows.

I’m writing this today because I feel someone out there believe’s change is difficult. Just remember, you were here for me and I’m here for you. If you set the intention to meet like-minded friends and you follow up with concrete action, it’s simply a matter of time before you meet said people who share similar values as you. Just keep at it and you will see results in time. Don’t rush!

Thank you JB, MM, RT, and PM for holding my hand.

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