Self awareness, self evaluation, introspection…it’s all a path to understanding who we are, what we’re passionate about and what we want to improve. I believe in focusing on growing and improving strengths while recognizing and being considerate of our weaknesses. Being clear about your mission and attaching yourself to it firmly can help. We must consistently return ourselves to center in some way. You have to know, by trial, what way works for you. Ask yourself TOUGH questions and write down your answers:
- Do I feel good about my work, the people in my life, myself?
- Do I waste valuable time and energy on things that don’t really matter?
- When is the last time I _______? (fill in the activities that are pure joy for you.)
- What should I be doing differently in my work to be happier, more productive, less frustrated or less bored?