Over the past few years, I’ve met many professional Christian women who ask me the question, “how do I get more out of life?” And, they’re not necessarily talking about more success. These women are some of the most successful women you’ll ever meet (at least according to societal standards). They have nice homes, great jobs and businesses, loving families, and are pillars in their communities.
Yet, when they come to me, they don’t feel successful at all.
You may have felt this way in your own life. I know I certainly have. In fact, I can remember being sworn in to practice law in Georgia in 2006, having people tell me how proud they were of me and what an awesome thing I’d just accomplish…all the while, I was feeling like a fraud.
I did not feel successful at all. In fact, I couldn’t have felt more like a failure if I’d tried.
“There’s got to be more to life than this,” was all I kept thinking.
I felt that I was meant to do something greater with my life. But what?
We Need Meaning In Our Lives
As professional Christian women we are created not only to live extraordinary lives filled with an abundance of success. We were designed to crave significance as well.
And, we never feel truly complete unless we have both.
So, What’s Standing In The Way?
The answer might shock you.
The biggest barrier to having both success and significance is not talent, resources, or even character. It’s all about your mindset. More specifically, it’s about how you think about yourself.
It might surprise you to realize that many professional Christian women have confidence issues. Don’t’ feel bad, it took me almost four years to realize it myself. (But once I did, oh my how things changed!)
Lack of Confidence in Disguise
Part of the challenge around recognizing this issue is that it is well disguised. Many professional women manufacture real reasons why they cannot move forward to truly living lives of greater significance. Things to do with the kids, with work, with the house, with church, with volunteering, and on and on.
Let’s Get Real
The reality is, the reason you’re over-scheduling yourself is because you don’t have the confidence in your true goals, hopes, and dreams. So, in your resistance to reaching those desires, due to lack of confidence you come up with real things in your life to stop you from getting what you want.
Build Your Confidence
Building your confidence in yourself and your true desires in life is not difficult. All it takes is a shift in your mindset
This simple little shift of mindset is so basic and easy to implement, but most people won’t, because it implies a great level of responsibility. However, it will change everything for you when you really get it.
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