In other words, I have been an anchor for some and a sail for others.
Conversely anchors can be good things in your life. They can ground you because you aren’t ready to be pushed forward. They care about you enough to hold you in place so you can prepare yourself to be pushed forward.
Sails are people who challenge you to move forward. They tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. They challenge, motivate, and inspire you. They see you not for where you are but for where you could go, and they embrace you and your effort when you make mistakes. They challenge you to get better, and they use their power of persuasion to make you want to be better.
Just like the anchor, there is a different side to being a sail. Some sails push you forward without even knowing if you’re ready to move forward. They don’t take time to assess your ability well enough because pushing is the goal not growing the person they’re pushing.
Are You an Anchor or Sail?
Do you hold others down or do you push them to reach their potential? Do you take time to whethercthe person you’re helping needs to be pushed or grounded? If you're the wrong kind of anchor or sail, it's really easy to change. All you have to do is realize that every person wants to improve, and if you will embrace that fact, you'll instantly figure how you can be the right kind of anchor or sail that will help them harness their winds of change to move them to the place that they want to be in the manner that they need to get there.