I love the word essence. It’s deep and alluring. It goes places that other words don’t go. It’s germane to many of the choices we make.
Last week’s core values exercise tells you about who you are and what you want in your life to be your best-self and live your best-life. Essentially, these should guide your decisions about how you are spending your time and give you insight into your true priorities.
There is that word again, essentially…
- Essentially – the crux of the matter
- Essentials – the fundamentals
- Essence – the intrinsic nature of something
When we are in our essence, we are making the choices that are congruent with our intrinsic nature. We are not fighting ourselves. We are not trying to shove a round peg into a square hole, or trying to fill in the corners of a square peg in a round hole.
Are you in essence?
Are you saying “yes” to the right things?
Think about that while you listen to this amazing song by singer songwriter Karen Drucker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhpZKpnrOCQ
This week’s exercise is to make a “NO” LIST. Name 5 things you will say “no” to that are not in essence with your core values.
What did you learn?
What do you have to let go of to make room for success?
What is important to you about your success?
Are important “yeses” coming into focus?
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