Erlese provides some New Years insight into how we can not blame ourselves for not measuring up to our goals. Erlese discusses how she plans to stay grounded on the New Years resolutions that she has made.
Measuring Your Success in 2014
By: Erlese Caruth, LPC, NCC
During this time of year, we make promises to do great and amazing things in our personal and professional lives, and if we fall short of our own expectations, we often blame ourselves for not trying hard enough. I would like to share with you that I wanted to spend more time with family, travel, exercise more, create success in business and just live a healthy, balanced life. I did not accomplish everything I set out to do, and its not because I didn’t try hard enough, but what I realized is that the time I spent with my family, the connections I’ve made personally and professionally, and the lessons I’ve learned were enough. I understand that my success is not measured in the number of things I accomplish but rather the wonderful experiences I’ve shared with family, friends and colleagues. What are your goals for 2014 and how will your measure your success, quantity or quality? -Erlese Caruth, MA, LPC, NCC