Why striving keeps you stuck
When we’re striving for something; promotion, recognition, love...we’re usually focused on the external. The people we need to impress, the things we need to do or say to get it, the boxes that need to be ticked.
This can keep you in a tension-filled spin, forever at the mercy of others, never quite knowing if you’ve made the cut or not.
When you take a step back and turn your attention inside, you can build your influence, your power and your focus from a different place. A place that’s calmer, more authentic, more sustainably powerful, and more in line with what is naturally meant for you.
When you feel like you’re striving, ask yourself:
What will this bring me?
What will it mean to me?
What will I bring to this? What are my innate strengths and natural qualities? What am I in service of?
Where am I compromising what I stand for to get this?