Tuesday April 21, 2015 #718

“I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent.  They believe that self-criticism is what keeps them in line.  Most people have gotten in wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” 

~Dr. Kristin Neff


Today’s JAM is a guest post by JAMmer LB.  He provides an interesting insight into the need to be kind to ourselves as we navigate the challenges of life.

Indulgence is a virtue that goes well beyond the field of management. In a business world in quicker and constant change, managers and leaders are asked to take more risks and make quicker decisions, which can lead to more mistakes, and sometimes self-discontent or frustration. 

Indulgence towards others is a cardinal value, but indulgence towards oneself is a trait that high-demanding professionals may sometimes overlook. 

Failure is a component of success and every day is an opportunity to get better. Indulgence towards oneself is not about being complacent; it is just about applying life lessons with a bit more kindness.