I had spent many years pursuing excellence…now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. —Nina Simone
This time of year inevitably brings up the question – to make or not to make New Year’s resolutions?
It makes me think of a time several months back when, sitting around the dinner table with good friends and family, someone posed the question to us all “What’s one thing about yourself that you would really like to change?”
I had a hard time answering that, not because there aren’t things about myself that I would like to change, but because that is something I think about all the time, every day. I am always reflecting on how I could have better and more effectively acted in just about every situation. I don’t do this in an obsessive, negative, beat myself up way, but in a curious, loving, growth-oriented way, because I deeply care about how I am in relationship with myself and those around me, and I’m always interested in how it can be better, and freeing myself from old, limiting beliefs.