Sometimes we find ourselves feeling…well… stuck. It often comes in waves. Work gets complicated despite our best efforts to add value…we miss more workouts than we should… and personally life seems a bit off track.
When was the last time you decided to stand up for yourself?What was the tipping pointthat made you realize you needed to take action? Doing something, even what most would consider a small step, can do wonders for your mindset.
Don’t let others define you. You know who you are and what you have done and will continue to do. Stay true to yourself. Lead with that attitude!
Once you’ve allowed yourself to focus on you, block out the noise from those who judge you unfairly. Create a plan to literally move yourself forward.
Maybe that is a new way to manage your workload; maybe it is a transition to integrate technology into your world; or maybe it is time to find a new job that will meet your personal and professional goals.
Allow yourself the freedom to go for it. Recognize that you might feel nervous or afraid. That’s okay. Allow yourself to be overwhelmed with the fear of an unknown future. That’s okay too.
There is nothing wrong with fear. But there is something wrong with living a life where you never stare fear down and take control.
How About You
Today is your day. Not tomorrow, not next week, and for God’s sake not during New Year’s resolution season. Today. Arise and purify yourself.
Jay Kuhns is a human resources executive, leadership coach, speaker, consultant and is the author of Unstoppable Power, Leverage Energy, Risk and Relationships and Advance Your Leadership Career. He is a “Type A” leader who understands that human resources leadership is about high energy, creativity, strong personal connections and making changes that push organizations forward.