Enroll in the University of You A time of reflection
August is here and that means families are getting ready for the upcoming school year. As a mom, I am excited about my opportunity to successfully guide my children one step closer to their educational goals. In preparation, I designate this month as my time of personal reflection. I asked myself questions like: How have you grown? How are your relationships? How is your relationship with God? What are you doing to become the best version of yourself? I can answer these questions by talking to others, but the best and most authentic answers will come from me, from me really being in touch with who I am. Every August, I enroll in the University of Me and I invite you to join me.
We live in the information age. Information from a variety of sources (some good and some bad) is shared worldwide with the click of a button. The internet, especially social media, has become a go-to source for motivation, biblical teaching, career guidance and the like. It is easy for a woman who is unsure of herself to get lost in information overload and label herself as something she is not. For this reason, it is vital for you to set aside time to become an expert on yourself. Women, both young and old, need a clear definition of who they are and who they are becoming.
Some of you may be thinking that you’re already there. You’re already an expert on you and already have clarity on your life purpose. That is wonderful; however, you will not remain an expert from having learned, but by continuing to learn about who you are. You deserve to be an expert on you. There is a long list of things you can study about yourself. The following is a good place to start.
1. What is your anchor in life? 2. Why do you do what you do the way you do it? 3. What is your passion? 4. Where is your place of peace? 5. Who is on your team? 6. What are your strengths/weaknesses? 7. What is your motivation? 8. What throws you off your game? 9. What do you like about you? 10. How do you reward/pamper yourself?
Discover who you are in this season. Enroll in the University of You by establishing a period of time (I recommend a full month) to focus on re-learning who you are and who you want to become. I guarantee that you’ll be surprised by some of the things you discover. You’ll be happier, more focused and glad that you made the investment. Becoming an expert on you gives your children the best advocate for school and life-long learning. Start today!