In case you haven’t already assumed the position of Cheer Captain, or you’ve let things get you down and lost this perspective, take this as your reminder today to be the cheerleader your friends need!
If you’re jealous of friends’ success and not shouting about how great they are from the rooftops, are you really a friend? If you’re not liking, subscribing, sharing their business/talent/work – why not? And if you’re invested in the success of your friends, you can really get joy and happiness from something they do. Everybody wins. Cheer on your squad. It costs nothing to show your support like this so do it!
Don’t dwell on comparisons either. This is so easy if you work in the same field as your friends or have the same goals. You’re an actor who isn’t doing too well right now yet your mate just booked the role of a lifetime? It can be a hard pill to swallow if you’re always comparing lives. Don’t. Stop that right now. Success is not pie – there’s not any less for you because your friend is doing well. Grab some perspective and throw your friend the proud party you’d want if that was you. Go all in, and when you get your big break, they’ll be right there cheering you on too!
Don’t Need Fame
Supporting famous celebrities we don’t know is so normal – why aren’t we always so into the work of our nearest and dearest? Weird, right? We’re so much quicker to click ‘like’ on a celeb’s post when we should be sharing our pal’s small business or blog or piece of art or big win. Start today. You can become the cheerleader of their lives right now. After all, that famous face has thousands of shares already; your friend on the other hand, will appreciate your support so much. You will make their day!
Hype. Them. Up.
So get on social media and share their page. Tell everyone about how amazing they are at whatever they do. They got promoted? Shout it out loud. Started a new venture? Tell everyone you know. And if they don’t love/benefit from public social media declarations of pride, you can do this all in private. Call them and congratulate them. Buy their artwork, watch their movie, read their book, and celebrate their accomplishments offline. Send flowers or a cake. Be excited. Even on your worst day, your best friend doing well can get you all fired up and excited!