I have been thinking about the people in my life and the influence they have or had in my life, as well as the influence I have had in their lives. I am grateful for those who have seen my capacity and encouraged me to expand my potential. To those who have stood by me and supported me.
Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something. How often do we think about the people in our lives and how they affect us. Having influence on someone is about supporting the person to reach their full potential. Some influences can restrict our potential or hinder our capacity to reach our potential. These are unhealthy influences, if you are experiencing unhealthy influences in your life, it is time to review the people in your life.
Imagine being able to support someone to be all that they can be and not taking the credit for it. The influencer is the supporter, the person being influenced has to do the work. However, together they achieve more, learn more and are able to expand their capacity.
Take a moment to look at the people in your life. What kind of influence are they having in your life, what kind of influence are you having in their life? Do you know your capacity or have you realised your potential? Most often once you reach your capacity, you realise there is more room to grow and your capacity is greater than you ever realised.