One of the lessons for me this year is...realizing I can't do a bunch of things at once and expect to get good at all of them.
If I'm really serious about committing to something, then it takes dedication, persistence and sacrifice.
I kept thinking I could have my cake and eat the slices too.
It took a long time for me to realize this and maybe it was because I was afraid of success and/or failure. To let go of my "story" that I'm this type of person who does this and that.
There's so much value in doing less, in focusing on less.
For a long time I thought personal and work life is separate. I kept focusing on the personal push-ups and neglecting work thinking it would take care of itself once I took care of the personal.
Until a few years ago I realized we learn about ourselves through our work, or at least we can if we want to.
Through dedication to my craft or work, I'll come across challenges that will test me. Going through those will help me go further in my work and in my personal life. It's really nice to understand they're connected. It's not one or the other.
Focusing on less has helped me put more of my focus into what's important
to me. And as a side-effect of this I'm getting to work through my challenges of fearing failure and success. I care more about what I'm doing that I'm willing to go through those blocks to get to the other side. This is where work and personal is connected for me.
Hope this makes sense.