To conclude the April 2021 Top of Mind newsletter, we turn to beloved first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. In her book, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life,
“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own…Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”
When we set a goal that aligns with our values, we can begin to see things optimistically and become energized to wake ourselves from a dormant period, ready for new challenges.
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