If you could dial up your eight-year-old self, what would she tell you is missing in your life right now? Who was that little kid and just where did she go? Carl Jung once said: “What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Therein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.”
Many of my life and career coaching clients say things like: “I just don’t know who I really am.” or “It’s been so long since I have done anything just for me…I don’t even know what a I enjoy.”
I can promise you that unless you had a very traumatic childhood, which I know some of us did, your eight-year-old would never wonder who she really is or forget what she enjoys. I know that adult life is complicated and I am not underestimated the burdens that you carry. But, I am asking you to spend more time being playful, being open and being curious. Just like that little kid self. Cause, I promise you that will lead you to more clarity and insights than “working hard” does!