Here is a simple truth. We cannot be pulled in twenty directions at the same time and expect to flourish in each area. It is not possible. Here is another simple truth. We aren’t perfect. We have flaws, we make mistakes, we set resolutions and break them before the sun goes down, we overreact, we under react and we hurt others—but we also hurt ourselves when we let all of our ‘short-comings’ pile up in our minds. So I am asking you to forgive yourself, to practice some self-compassion, a concept originally researched and defined by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. I am asking you to speak to yourself as if you were comforting your best friend, to fill your heart with kindness and love because you deserve it.
BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADED, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE + WHO YOU ARE. ONCE YOU HAVE SELF-AWARENESS AND CLARITY IN KNOWING YOUR PASSIONS AND PURPOSE, YOU CAN BEGIN TO CREATE A LIFE AND CAREER IN COMPLETE ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF: SETTING GOALS THAT RESONATE WITH YOUR SOUL, BUILDING IN DAILY STEPS THAT BRING YOU CLOSER TO THOSE GOALS, AND HANGING IN THERE THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS.