Social Support System

Quick Definition: The people that you turn to for help, guidance and emotional support.

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Ask any self-development guru and he will tell you that the people around you are almost as important to your personal growth and development as your own efforts. And this is because the people you surround yourself with have a huge bearing on your beliefs, thoughts and actions. For instance, if you surround yourself with lazy people with no goals or ambitions,  you will find yourself as lethargic and unmotivated as they are. But if you surround yourself with highly motivated people,  you too will find yourself far beyond driven.

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Your social support system can consist of anyone from family, friends, co-workers, peers and teachers, and can help you in a number ways:

Stress – Having a strong social support system with whom you can share your problems and concerns with provides you with an effective way to deal with stress. Sometimes problems can seem much less severe and situations can seem much less dire when shared with someone you can trust.

Motivation – Like-minded people who share similar goals and aspirations  to your can help you remain motivated when the obstacles you face seem too daunting.

Loneliness – Having a strong social support system helps you feel like you belong to something that is much bigger than yourself.

As a pickup artist, having a vibrant social circle is an integral part of your social value. But it is important to make sure that your social circle also functions as a strong social support system. Embarking on the journey of becoming a pickup artist isn’t an easy one, and it is highly likely that most of your friends and peers won’t agree with your new beliefs and behaviors. In fact, some might even start ridiculing you for your efforts and actively try to deter your progress. In such a situation, it is important that you distance yourself, at least for the time being, from people that will hinder your growth and surround yourself with people who are on a similar path of self improvement.

Usage: His healthy social support system helped him get over his breakup much faster than he would have alone.

Related Terms: Social Circle, Social Value, Support System, Guru

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