Thanks for taking this journey with me. The previous three articles shared twelve lessons that the Camino de Santiago taught me about living more fully in my personal and professional life. This is the last of a four-part series that highlight 17 lessons on how to help guide us during those times when we may be a bit overwhelmed or anxious about which path to take in our professional (and personal) lives.
By now, you probably remember that the Camino de Santiago (aka “The Way of St. James”) is one of the oldest pilgrimages in the world. Over 1,000 years old, it includes a number of routes that all lead to Santiago de Compostela in honor of St. James. Some people go for religious reasons, other for spiritual, others for personal. My month walking 800 kilometers from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago in western Spain walking an average of 25 km a day on the Camino Frances route certainly put into perspective many lessons and reminders to take with me in my everyday life.
These lessons emphasize the need to truly find our own Way – and to honor the reality that we all have different paths to take, not to be afraid to carve our own, and not to worry about following everyone else. Here are five additional ways to help us find our own way:
13.Lesson #13: Don’t lose sight of passion
Remember what gets you excited to wake up: think back to childhood, your hobbies, when you are most relaxed.
14. Lesson #14: Take risks & welcome change
Be adventurous: see the world, learn about it.
Try something different: to change is to grow. Step outside of your comfort zone.
15. Lesson #15: Take pride in your work
This was first published on www.Hummingbirdrcc.com.
Dr. Belinda Chiu is a social change strategist, coach, and facilitator. Like you, she believes that everyone has the transformational ability to reach their potential and beyond. Dr. Chiu incorporates a practice of mindfulness to help individuals harness their natural strengths, achieve results, and carve their own paths towards professional fulfillment. She writes regularly on her website, Hummingbird research coaching consulting.
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