“The person who influences you the most is not the person you believe in, it’s the person who believes in you.”
This is so true. I have had the pleasure for working for and with some influential and inspirational people over my career. Each of them has had an impact at different times in my life, or on different values. What is key to their impact is how much they taught me about myself, without actually doing anything other than believing in me.
Yesterday I wrote about being creative, and having the space to work and prove myself. The people who showed me the most about myself not only gave me this space but also trusted me to make the most of it. They influenced my approach and attitude through deliberate guidance and their belief that I was worth their attention.
You’re never too old to learn. You’re never too old to learn about yourself.
To them I will always be thankful.