Do you ever feel alone?
Do you often feel unaccepted by people?
Does it feel like there is no place where you truly fit in?
Do you sometimes feel like a misfit in social situations?
Do you feel like an observer rather than a participant in life?
One of the things common to all people across wealth, gender, race or religion is the need to belong and be accepted by others. Because as humans, we are all social creatures… we all need to belong.
Research shows that people who belong to groups are happier. If you are feeling lonely finding a growth-oriented and supportive group will help you find purpose in your life. When we experience a sense of connection, it improves our motivation, health, and happiness.
Feeling like you belong somewhere or with a group is good for your mental well-being. But, being with the wrong people can sometimes hold us back.
Studies have demonstrated that when we have an ongoing sense of belonging it will affect your motivation and your positive persistence on goals, especially the seemingly impossible ones. Basically, when you don’t feel like you belong, you are both less motivated and less likely to hang in… in the face of obstacles. Lack of consistent, positive and supportive relationships has been associated with a large range of consequences. People who lack belongingness are more prone to behavioral problems such as offensive behavior, suicide, and suffer from increasing mental and physical illness.
Some helpful tips if you don’t feel like you belong?
Always remember doing anything new takes time to build a sense of belonging will take time. Be patient with yourself… there is no ‘right’ way to go about it.
It is a choice you can make to belong, to overcome the feelings of not belonging.
Here are some ideas that might help:
- Focus on what you have in common with the people currently in your life.
- Volunteer for a cause you are interested in to support others.
- Plan an outing to visit someone you care about or would like to know better.
- Ask more questions to understand people and get to know them better.
- Look for new groups and new activities to participate or join in the fun!
As adults, we rarely acknowledge the importance of fun. Being part of a social group fosters belonging, it encourages us and motivates us to venture outside the comfort zone. A collaborative community of like-minded individuals supports our ability to thrive and flourish as social learners. This is exactly why I joined Growth-U. It’s a community of people who believe that personal growth in every area of who you are is essential to a fulfilling and purposeful life. It has become my safe space. An environment that inspires members to transform their self-talk, habits, and mindsets! https://growth-u.com/
- Are you ready to experience what if feels like to belong?…
- What would it be like if you felt supported?
- What could you accomplish if you could stay motivated?
- Could you benefit from some awesome kick-butt habits?
- What would you be able to accomplish this year?
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VISION Mastery Strategist & Sales Success Advisor – Meshell Baker, is a captivating and highly engaging International Speaker and Purpose Coach. She is often referred to as being “an amazing gift of clarity.” In addition to her vision mastery work, she is currently facilitating conversations as the spokesperson for the National Association of Sales Professionals. Baker leads the platform, Women of Sales & Influence, spotlighting top female sales influencers recognizing sharing their outstanding strategies and successes. After 18 years of sales experience spanning from yellow pages advertising, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech, Baker now lives, works and traveling from city to city onboard her 22-foot RV (recreational vehicle) since May 2017. She is renowned for her unique VISION Mastery & Sales processes that guide her clients to sustain success by becoming valuable in their marketplace while achieving their biggest dreams and greatest desires. Baker is a keynote speaker who’s been featured in Ladies Home Journal Magazine and podcast around the globe. She is renowned for her no-nonsense approach that inspires creating your delightful life from difficult circumstances.
As a former award-winning sales rep, Baker understands that VISION is the vehicle that will drive and sustain your passion and profits. She works with individuals, groups and organizations help them align their beliefs, and behaviors delivering impact to their professional and personal brand. She is renowned for her unique VISION Mastery processes that guide her clients to craft profitable visions, define purposeful goals, and compelling missions. Her goal with every client is the clarity of their why that empowering them to become an investor of time and resources versus a consumer. Her clients sustain success by becoming incredibly valuable in the marketplace while achieving their biggest dreams. Baker inspires people to step into their brilliance by speaking, coaching, teaching, and modeling a lifestyle of embracing uncertainty and the uncomfortable. www.MeshellBaker.com