I have been feeling a bit unaligned recently, like yeah… business is growing, but hmmm, there could be more, I could be doing more, achieving more; or I've got so much to do and not enough time, my to-do-list is endless, what's going to take priority over the other on this plate so full? – calls to return, interviews to prepare, events to plan, kids to tend to, books to complete writing, etc…all these 'important' things that need one's attention.
I'm sure you can relate. Life and "busy people" issues, right? *Smiles*
The past few weeks or so have been super exciting. I went on vacation, visiting the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and after that, spent a week in Myrtle Beach. So yes, I've been taking things easy, spending time with loved ones, meeting new people, while also working at the same time. I feel relaxed, rested and ready to give 1000% to work and life. But still, I've been feeling restless. And trying to figure out why.
Yesterday, one of my mentors sent me a link to an inspirational video. Which I watched, and began to find some answers. I took the bold step of turning off my laptop and dedicated the rest of the day to listening to various spiritual-based teachings. Then I came across the following video on self-love, and that was the ah-ha moment I needed!
SELF-LOVE? Yes, self-love. Who would have thought?
As leaders, it is important for us to be in tune with our inner selves and to make sure we maintain a calm, constructive spirit. For the simple reason that we are our work. And team members, clients/customers, associates and everyone we interact with, feed off of the energy we put out. "I think whether you're having setbacks or not, the role of a leader is to always display a winning attitude." — Colin Powell.
With every added responsibility, the growing and maturing leader finds that most of the answers we seek are no longer to be found on the outside; one has to dig deep for inspiration that flows from the inside.
And that's where self-love comes in: that feeling of being settled in the heart, spirit and soul. Of knowing that you are in control of that which you are able to give, and that it is enough. Self-love helps realign and refocus inner energy unto self, so that you can better project it to others.
Watching the video was a personal turning point for me. It sure wasn't the answer I was expecting, but finding it has helped me feel settled and grounded…like, OK, I get it.
In learning to love ourselves, we can allow God to work through us, and direct us, TRUSTING that we are in perfect alignment with our calling and that His laws are working in our favor and for good.
My commitment when I started blogging was for us to explore success from personal experiences. Some 7 years later, I hope you are still enjoying the journey.
What's your take on today's topic?
Thank you for reading.
Cheers to your success!