You’ll always be successful. You were born a high performer, a high achiever. It’s in your DNA.
Your challenge is:
When you achieve something, it is so much more fun when you get to share it.
Investing in connection with others and yourself is your challenge.
Part of you thinks it just slows you down to collaborate or join with others. You can do it alone so much faster.
Yet, your growth will happen when you join.
At the end of your life, you will realize it isn’t about the achievements (they are epic though) it’s about your relationships.
Firstly, with yourself.
Here are a few questions I ask myself and journal about.
What are you not admitting to yourself?
What are you avoiding, resisting?
What do you yearn for?
On life’s menu, what would you like?
With love from my 6th decade wisdom,
While working towards my private pilot’s license, my flight instructor talked about the kind of pilot you don’t want to become.
A dead one.
Most folks who want to fly are high performing, successful people.
And, they have egos.
Egos that may not want to admit they need help.
Even if they know they need it, they may not ASK for help.
Ugh, I thought. That’s not me!
(Slightly cringing here.)
I’m thinking – I’m not going to be the pilot who dies because they are so proud, they can’t ask for help.
For some context, I learned to fly a Cessna 172. It has 4 seats and feels like driving a ’67 Volkswagen bug in the sky.
After months of flight training with my instructor, a major step towards getting my license is my first solo flight. The pilot in training must fly by themselves to a destination at least 50 nautical miles from where they take off, land the plane, turn around and come back home.
Up to that...