You may be very goal driven. You may work very hard. I am and I do.
I started to learn Argentine Tango a couple of months ago.
Talking to my Tango friend and teacher after practice, I was determined to get much better in the next few months.
“What I know about me is that if I put my mind into something...” I got cut off before I was able to finish the sentence.
“No, don’t put your mind into it.”
My confused face. My head tilted to one side.
“Put your heart into it.”
I was quiet to process what I heard.
“Dance with your heart. Feel the music. Let the music come through in your dance. You will get better much faster.”
Days later, I am still contemplating.
How can I follow my heart more as I serve professionally and live personally?
Sometimes I find myself being busy because I am used to being busy. A pattern that runs me.
Sometimes I find myself working super hard towards a goal without reflecting on how important that goal is relative to my heart.
I don’t have the answer but I commit to leading my life a bit differently - with 5% more heart.
What do you think?
What practical tips can you offer?