Sometimes things get a little too loud.
A little too fast.
A little too not-enough-time-to-think.
When you have a string of days (or months, or even years) like this, you end up burned out and disconnected from who you are and what you aim to accomplish.
These relentless times require – no, demand – a pause.
That’s what I’ve been doing for the last several weeks. I’ve been pausing. Screening out all the noise and focusing on some key, foundational things, like:
Who I am.
Why I do the work I do.
Whether I’m aligned with my values.
How I work and who my ideal clients are.
What I really and truly want.
Believe me, I’ve written thousands of words and thought a million more.
I’ve talked with friends about these words over meals, over the phone and over the internet.
I’ve walked miles, thinking.
And moment by moment, day by day, I’ve grown clearer. Happier. More focused.
By shutting out the noise and getting quiet, I reconnected with my Big Why.
And I’m here to tell you that I’m more committed than ever to the work that I do, how I do it and who I work with.
Today, this very day right here, feels absolutely energizing.
You might think you can’t spare the time away from the pressing relentlessness of the tasks at hand and, besides, who’s got the time? There’s so much to do, so many places to be, so many demands on your attention.
But I’m here to tell you – if you don’t make time, you’ll never find time.
If you’re feeling out of step with your own life, as if you’re marching to the taxing beat of someone else’s drum, then do yourself a huge favor and find some time.
And prepare to re-enter your day-to-day life with a bona fide spring in your step.