For women especially, it’s easy to let our definition of success get tangled up in the life someone else has chosen to live. When we do this, we can miss out on our own path to a bigger life.
It’s tempting to look at the new year in terms of starts and stops, the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. Instead, I want to encourage you to think of it as a checkpoint, or a time to take inventory of the processes, systems and rituals you’ve taken on in your life. This is a more effective way of approaching another common new year temptation – goal setting without a change in process.
Fighting for your home is not about winning or losing, but rather the empowerment that comes with not letting fear or excuses get in the way. As we enter into 2021, think about all of the ‘homes’ in your life. What do they offer you? How to they enhance your life? And are you willing to fight for them?
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the concept of giving, and I’ve shared some eye-opening conversations with people who have dedicated their lives to serving others. In one particular conversation, a minister surprised me by saying that giving should not actually be the goal. When we give to someone, the transaction is temporary.