I'm just going to bottom line it. Taking care of yourself – body, mind, and soul – is the foundation of being and feeling successful.
People often dismiss this key component of success because they become overly focused on the end result – a new job, a career advancement, another degree or certification.
And if you're in my tribe of entrepreneurial minded, Type A, ambitious women, you know this is one of your stumbling blocks.
Success Starts with You
Anyone can push hard for an immediate goal. However, if you’re focused on success that will last, you're going to have to take care of yourself.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.”
Dr. Stephen Covey, author of the best-selling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, calls it “Sharpen the Saw”.
Successful people develop and maintain a balance or focus in four areas of life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
When we renew ourselves continually in each of these four areas we enhance our ability to cope with the inevitable challenges that come at us.
Keep in mind that while self-care is key, it’s imperative you pay close attention to your habits – because your habits determine your success.
You can do all you want to take the best care of yourself– but if you’re not willing to honestly examine and alter your habits – don’t expect to get anywhere fast.
Go back to the last episode/post, The Secret to Being Successful With Ease, to help you get in the mindset to commit to forming new habits.
I'm going to focus on four key areas but I've also got a worksheet below that you can use to identify where you need focus on taking care of yourself. Read more and find all the resources shared in this post at https://womentakingthelead.com/feel-successful/