What’s Your Insurance Policy?
Many thrive-inhibiting issues – ranging from poor performance, to interpersonal challenges, to unclear vision and even to taking or not taking a vacation – can be attributed to lack of boundaries.
A boundary is a limit to what you will give yourself permission to be exposed to or be affected by. It’s also a limit to how you will behave and interact with others. If you think of it like an invisible circle or fence you place around yourself for protection, boundaries clearly articulate how you will engage with others and what you will let others do to you.
If you have strong boundaries you can stand up to a person or circumstance that can harm you, your family or your organization. If you have strong boundaries you are able to treat others consistently with love, compassion, forthrightness and respect.
Your ability to thrive will be ultimately predicated upon how well you know your limits and how gracefully you communicate them. Establishing and enforcing your boundaries is your insurance policy for getting what matters most to you.
THIS WEEK’S ASK: Do you proactively set and communicate boundaries that respect your time, energy, values and priorities?
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