At the close of one year and the start of the next, we all take some time for introspection and make some goals to improve our life. But why do we limit this type of healthy self-evaluation and goal setting to just the beginning of the year?

Earlier this year I made the typical goals to hit the gym more often, to stick to fruits and veggies, and to lay off the sweets, none of which I was able to do for any extended period of time, well even just 24hours past that decision (Again! Honesty shed lives here!) . And, while those are great goals, they don’t touch some of those root issues in my life. I’ve realized, over the past couple years, that I need to change my work ethic.

Hi, my name is Tracy and I’m a workaholic.

I’ve always been good at working. I was raised by a Workaholic mom, who instilled the idea in me that we need to work hard to make a good living and achieve that highly sought after “ Leader Gene”. I was told to go to school and get a good education so that I could get a good job and have a good life. Does any of this sound familiar to you? Growing up, every part of the plan depended solely on my hard work either in my studies or my profession, but do blood, sweat, and tears automatically constitute a “good life” or … Oh sorry, got to go … clients calling, I will finish this article another time… work work work!

 

 

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