Bernadette Jiwa helps people unlock the story that their business wants to tell. In a recent post, she says this,
"The truth is that you never win if you try to make your work resonate with everyone. It turns out that ‘most’ isn’t the best measure of a more successful business or fulfilled life."
If we translated her business wisdom into life wisdom, it would look like this,
The truth is that you never win if you try to make your life resonate with everyone, if you try to please everyone, if you continue to let yourself 'go along with.' It turns out that "being seen a certain way by others" isn't the best measure of a more successful life, (at all).
This holiday season I encourage you to take a close look at how you’re going to keep score.
What will your metrics be, in order that you’re allowed to feel good?
Will it be by the number of presents bought, or the amount of money spent?
Will it be by calories burned or number of workouts?
Will it be by number of hours spent laboring in the kitchen or the way in which you've decorated your house?
Will it be by the number of people whom you pleased or how many times you've come to the rescue of someone else?
Any of these ways (listed above) can be worthy ways of keeping score, but only if they're truly aligned with what you believe matters most.
Ironically, what most of us want around holiday time is to slow down, let ourselves feel a little more relaxed, and to enjoy some really meaningful moments with the people we really love.
What do you want to care most about this Holiday Season?
I hope the metrics you decide to use leads you to the kind of deeply meaningful, quality experience you truly want.
I hope you feel worthy of giving this to yourself.
ps. One of the most meaningful moments for me during the holiday season is to listen to The John Denver and The Muppets Soundtrack while slow dancing with my husband and 3 kids. It takes me right back to when I was younger, listening to this same soundtrack at Christmastime with my mom and sisters.
We all want for the same exact thing; meaningful, real moments of expansive, unconditional love. The way we get to have these kind of moments, is by having the courage to give it to ourselves.
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