Taking the time to stop and make sure that you’re working toward the things that mean the most to you is the best time — and gift — you can give yourself.
We should really Stop, Pause and Listen to what really matters to us.
1. Stop, take a breath and LISTEN: What do you hear? Are there voices telling you that you’re not good enough or strong enough to do what you love? Face those voices and see if they’re actually pointing out something you should be giving a shot
2. Run toward what scares you: Do you often felt paralyzed by all of the “what ifs.” So I let myself really wallow in those feelings and see them for what it was — a failure of actually succeeding at something that mattered. I felt fine failing at things that didn’t mean as much to me, but I wouldn’t be able to be happy with myself if I failed at something that really meant something to me.
3. Ask for help: Whether you know what you want and need help articulating it or need help to figure out what you actually want to be doing, ask someone you trust and love. Chances are, if they spend a lot of time with you, they know what you talk about and what seems to come up over and over. Ask them about that — and listen to what they say. You may have been missing an idea that was right in front of you the whole time. Ask for help and Listen to what others have for you.