: a person who is a member of a group (typically a group of young women) who shout out special songs or chants to encourage the team and entertain the crowd during a game in sports like American football and basketball
: a person who encourages other people to do or support something
On my page About page I express one of my passions: “I am passionate about the potential I see in others.……. I want to help them get there. I want to bring hope to others.”
I never was “cheerleader” material. Too shy, too quiet, too terrified, and no confidence or desire to do things outside the norm for me. As I matured along life’s path I developed more confidence. I started doing things that were out of the norm for me. I took on a “why not” kind of attitude. What have I got to lose? Some things were harder than I thought and still cringe at what I went through to achieve something. But I did come out knowing I could do anything I put my mind to.
I had a few cheerleaders along the way. Here and there a good friend came alongside to say “You can do it!“. My husband is my biggest cheerleader and I can think of a few dear friends who have remained faithful to me and my crazy ideas over the years. I am totally thankful for their encouragement to me.
You see, the thing in my life that I am the most passionate about is also the biggest hindrance to me. The fear of not achieving what I desire or what I know I can do is always jumping up in my face and thoughts. That lack of confidence is always rearing it’s ugly head and telling me lies. The beast will succeed if I let him. If I give in to the lies he is telling me and start believing them 100% he wins. It happens to all of us. The choice lies within us. Don’t listen. Don’t give him an ounce of room to dwell there.
I don’t always know how to accomplish my goals or yours. But I do know that I can see the end result. I can see my dreams and desires are very real. I can see the potential in others to accomplish what they desire and what God has made them to be – even if they don’t see it yet. And I do know that I can be a cheerleader for you and for myself. You can do it. I can do it. We just have to at least try…….