Today, poolside in Ao Nang, Thailand, I opened a thoughtful email from an old friend. It got me thinking about one of the goals of this trip– to figure out my tribe.
My working definition of a tribe is a group of people who share like-minded personal aspirations. These people ACTIVELY support your growth, and you support theirs.
Not all friends and family are automatic members of your tribe. This is because of the key term ‘active’ as it relates to support.
Active vs Passive, Constructive vs Deconstructive
To explain active support, let’s borrow the concept of Active Constructive Responding conceived by psychologist Shelly Gable.