I've cried the most in the last 2 years than I've ever had before.
And it wasn't because I my boss sucked, or my co-workers were the worst.
In fact, I finally found a job I enjoyed and saw myself growing in.
I was exceeding all my goals and making my way into a leadership role at work.
But I felt like a failure. And I felt guilty for feeling this way. 😭 After closing a sale, I'd run to the bathroom and cry. 😭 I cried during lunch breaks, when I got to my boyfriend's house, going to sleep. 😭 I'd cry on my way home after what everyone said was a successful week - and it was! ...BUT I just didn't FEEL successful.
I was unhappy. I was drained. I was LOST.
I've come to realize that success isn't:
❌ Just working hard
❌ Having a ton of responsibilities
❌ A specific title or a nice salary
Bc, despite all the compliments, achievements, and eventually making my way to management, I still felt empty.
Since then, I changed my mindset.
I made MYSELF the PRIORITY and changed my work practices by:
✔️Making sure what I do at work is aligned w my goals
✔️Saying ""no"" more and only taking on what I can handle ✔️Refusing to take work home + Practicing more self-care
Now, not only has the crying seized, but Im getting more things done!
I want to know what you think. Have you also felt this way before? And how did you overcome it? 👇🏽 - 2 hours ago