By Ettie Rutherford
Pride Contributing Columnist
For many that is the situation, because from childhood, they were taught that voicing personal desires was selfish, egotistical and self-serving. However, that is not the case.
Not focusing on what is best for your personal advancement is a sure way to having an unfulfilling life, due to worthless distractions, negative people, the absence of worthwhile goals, the proper use of your talents, and your ability to be a blessing to others.
Instead of repressing your personal desires, it would be well to:
1. Realize that you deserve the best, because you are made in God’s image.
2. Differentiate between boasting about your perceived accomplishments and focusing in an intelligent manner on your future.
3. Invest in your physical, spiritual and mental well-being, instead of sharing every stage of your advancement.
4. Allow your actions, not just your telling, to show your success.
5. Use your life of satisfaction to assist others.
6. Practice being humble, thankful and joyful.
7. Re-visit and rejuvenate your thinking.
8. Desist from always seeking everyone’s approval.
Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org