Start with the person in the mirror

As a girl, teenager and as a young adult I had doubts about accepting myself and I always believed that there are so many things that I would like to change externally and internally. Getting closer to my 40th I’m looking at the world with a different pair of glasses and being more mindful to the person I was and the person I’m becoming.

Often I self-reflect and ensure that I’m at a good heads space and I’m not going back to some old habits of bite more than I can chew. From conversations with colleagues, friends and based on self-experience I know how hard it is to balance it all and be a successful leader. By balancing work-life it is always feel that there is something that got to give and there are compromises to be made on the way to achieve success. Based on a specific time-frame and circumstances, the compromises will varied from investing in self, work, family or friends.

Sometimes I question if this is the expectations from us, as individuals, parents and as leaders. Lately I was amazed to discover that I’m not the only one who questioned this and there are many people out there who feels the same but not always being able to ask for assistance. The joinery to succeed is a long one and consist with ups and downs along the way.

In the last few years I have also learnt that everything start with acceptance. Agree to live peacefully with the person in the mirror and accept yourself for what you are. Living peacefully with this person means to accept who you are and stop apologising for the things you are not.

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