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.