Spent some time doing some reflecting and self-evaluating lately. That time was focused on my “word for the year” which is the word “alignment”. It has been my goal this year to focus in, with laser-like intensity, on what it is I am most passionate about. Once I was clear on my focus, it became obvious where I should – and should not – be spending my time. And it has becoming INCREASINGLY clear that some people do not get to have access to that time or that passion. This doesn’t mean I won’t interact with them in my particular area(s) of passion. I’m just going to keep a healthy distance between us so that my purpose stays clear and clearly mine. Some people, sadly, cannot find it in themselves to support others or let them shine if it means that they must step to the side for a moment. Others will scream their goodwill in your direction and do everything they can to help you achieve your dreams, even if it means they are unseen when you reach the mountaintop.
That second group? That is your tribe. Those people who aren’t threatened by your achievements or success because they know you will be there for them when it’s their turn.
So to those that are my tribe – I hope you know who you are! And thank you for the support, the positive words, and the encouragement.