Living in today’s fast-paced world you can’t afford to neglect yourself.While you are focused on meeting the demands placed on you by others, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that really matter. That is a recipe for burnout and that’s what happened to me two years ago.
We have so many choices about where to focus our energy and if we are undecided in any area of our life, life will eagerly step in and decide for us. We won’t even notice that it’s happening!
So how do you decide?
- You start by getting clear about what’s most important to you, your priorities, what you really value, what really matters to you.
- You have to build and nurture a relationship with yourself just like you would with anyone. This is critical in building sustainable success in any area of your life. It’s a simple idea but sadly many people never give it a thought.
Think about it, how well do you really know yourself?
Can you list the top three things that are most important to you?
Do you like yourself?
Do you trust yourself?
If you answered yes to all three questions, congratulations! You are equipped to add your unique value to the world and get on the path to a more rich and meaningful life, which I believe is a necessary ingredient in creating sustainable success.
If you were not able to answer yes to any one of these questions, don’t beat yourself up. Life, as they say, is a journey and I’ve just handed you a compass. I hope it’s useful.
I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on anything I’ve shared with you today. Feel free to comment and let’s further the conversation. I’ve just scratched the surface of this topic but I feel it’s a really important conversation to have.