Yesterday I got an email from a wonderful life and business coach I work with and it got my wheels turning. The premise of the email was to let January (and anything you may not have gotten done) go, and move onto February by taking small intentional steps towards your goals to gain momentum. She specifically said not to focus on WHY it didn’t get done, but to forgive yourself and move on. So of course I thought too much about WHY I haven’t made as much progress as I had planned in January.
I have to admit that January – and if I am honest the last few months – have been kind of heavy for me. The political and social climate in our country has gotten to a place that is depressing and discouraging for so many reasons and it is really weighing on me. Kindness and equality matter a great deal to me. I believe that as human beings we have a responsibility to look out for each other and treat those around us with respect and dignity.
And I am really struggling with the policies and rhetoric that are having very real and hurtful effects on people. I have made my voice louder to do what I can to try and effect change as well as to stand up when I see disrespect and bigotry. But all of these feelings have also made me wonder if putting time into growing my business is worthwhile right now because compared to all the work that needs to be done in our country, growing my business feels insignificant.
So, like I often do, I started to overthink on this. But instead of stress induced overthinking, I was processing what I want my business to look like in this changing and fragile world of ours and how I can make an impact by doing this work I love. I came up with the following reasons why growing my business is NOT an insignificant endeavor:
If you are feeling overwhelmed and heavy because of our current political and social climate like I am (or if you are just feeling overwhelmed and/or heavy in general) take stock of your WHY! Why are your goals important to you? What kind of impact can achieving them have on your life and the lives of those you love? How can achieving these goals help you live more of the life you want to live and why is that important to you?
Working on your own personal development and following your passions is not insignificant. Make an impact … we all have the power to do that!
Hi, I'm Tina! Life Coach, Mom and Lawyer who loves small furry dogs and big glasses of wine and knows that increasing your self awareness and connecting with your purpose can be an interesting (and sometimes challenging) journey. That's why I'm here to help!!