Whispers and Wishes

Cecile Andreaschange, goals, gratitude, lead self, personal success, process, self care, work2 Comments

“In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.”

-Howard Thurman

When I started writing this blog in 2014, I really had no idea what I wanted it to be. I knew at the time that I wanted it to be a place where I could ask the questions that come up for me, and share what I was learning. When I look back at the first post, I realize that those questions still serve me well as I plan for 2018, for which I feel very grateful.

As I have been looking back into the blog this week, I realize how much the feedback of readers have changed and shaped it. For every one of you who have written in with suggestions, comments and ideas, THANK YOU! I recognize how much better the blog is because of your willingness to be builders with me.

In the 4 years since writing that post, I have experienced all the emotions in Thurman’s quote. There have been times of great joy and sadness, growth and learning, success and failure, but in it all, I have learned to listen to the whispers of my heart more, and to trust that things are as they are supposed to be.

Which brings me to 2018. I have all sorts of wishes and plans for 2018, all of which I am working into plans with deliverables and deadlines. This part of the process is important and helps me measure where I am with things.

I have been using those same 5 questions from 2014 to work through the lessons I learned and to define the person I am becoming as I learn and grow.

This year, I re-affirmed my 2 core values, which has been a practice of mine for the last few years. Which values do I want at the centre of my life in 2018? How do I pay attention to my life so that I know when I am true to my values or drifting? How might my life be different if these core values defined every part of my life?

I hope that the new year offers you time to be quiet and listen to the whispers of your heart. I wonder what you will find there that will anchor you for the year ahead?

2 Comments on “Whispers and Wishes”

    1. Hello Dan! Happy New Year to you as well! Yes, I am an ICF accredited Certified Executive Coach! Some days I still can’t believe that I get to have such an amazing job!

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