Much like I couldn’t heal because I was pretending I wasn’t hurt,
I couldn’t experience real success
because I was pretending I had it.
It took me a minute, but I now know real success is way more than a big title, six figures, an office with a door and invites to the “big” meetings. I’ve had all of that for a long time now. Yet I often found myself unfulfilled & secretly wanting more.
I gave myself fully to my career. I checked off a lot of boxes when comes to traditional success. It demanded a lot and I rose to the occasion every time - feeling important, looking successful and making great results happen. I was a natural deliverer and I didn’t mind long hours, lots of time on the road and showing up strong for the high stakes & high powered experiences.
Yet, I was nagged by what I secretly wanted and never had the courage to admit because:
I didn’t think I deserved it.
I didn’t want to seem ungrateful.
I didn’t want to make waves.
So I did what I had to do …
I realized I deserved to be a priority.
Me & what I really wanted deserved to be important,
even if it meant change.