Community provides a unique support network for individuals and businesses that lends something that we all look for: a sense of belonging. That feeling of being connected and accepted by your peers is important for our personal growth and development.
Seth Godin wrote, “One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a tribe, to contribute to (and take from) a group of like-minded people. We are drawn to leaders and to their ideas, and we can’t resist the rush of belonging and the thrill of the new.”
It’s true that as human beings we can’t help it, we all need to belong. In this blog, I’ll show you three reasons why you need a community.
To be inspired!
Oftentimes, it’s quite difficult to even execute your ideas because of lack of adequate information as regards how to go about those ideas. A community gives you an opportunity to watch the growth of others and see how they are taking the risk in the midst of enormous challenges.
Easy Access to Learning Resources In communities, different people are at different growth stages, this provides an opportunity for you to learn from their challenges and as well get easy access to being mentored by professionals in your industry.
Between ideation and execution, we often tend to procrastinate. One of the advantages of belonging to a community is having access to direct and indirect accountability partners; direct accountability are those who will deliberately check on you to know how much you’ve grown to and the indirect accountability partner is as a result of extrinsic motivation from the result of a fellow in the community.
How can you get a community? Be part of a community that is solving your problem! Don’t belong everywhere be where you belong to.
Be actively involved in your community, it opens you up to more growth opportunities. Are you convinced about joining a community? Let me know in the comment box.