Very often success or failure in our lives comes down to finding the right people. I was reminded of this recently working through a payment problem of short-term disability benefits owed to a client. Mind you, this is after I already won an appeal to get the benefits awarded in the first place. But what came next was an odyssey of phone calls, dial-by-directories of a large corporation and person after person who said they could not help but assured me the next person would. And then of course, that next person also passed the buck.
The running in circles lasted far longer than it should have. The issue was not resolved in days or even weeks. But it did get worked out once I was finally allowed to speak to someone at the company who had the authority and initiative to take responsibility and get answers. Someone who cared about being good at their job. I have a feeling if I had been able to speak with this person to begin with, things would have been taken care of a lot sooner. In the end, it was just a matter of communicating with the right kind of person.
So it goes with many aspects of a person’s case or life. That’s why it’s so important to find the right doctor, find the right lawyer, and surround oneself with people who will give encouragement for a good outcome. It is far too easy to allow an injury or legal problem to turn into depression or anger; we don’t also need people around us hastening the descent.
If you make an effort in life to find those willing to encourage you and give you hope, you will find better outcomes. Success can depend on who and what you surround yourself with, so don’t give up until you find those capable of helping you get to a better future.