Monday Motivation: Stock up on Compassion

Great Horned Owl taking flight from Prickly Pear cactus pads. Text: Monday Motivation: Jumpstart your week!

Good morning and Happy Monday!

Kung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Lunar New Year!

This is the first Monday in the Year of the Wood Dragon, and it’s a great time to take stock of the qualities of the dragon to upgrade not only your mental health but your whole world.

According to a Chinese folklore expert, this year has unlimited opportunities for personal growth, professional success, and social impact. But only if we practice generosity and selflessness much like the Chinese dragon of lore.


According to the expert, spending this year cultivating empathy and compassion will build a foundation next year for you to succeed in anything. So here’s your Motivation for this Monday:

Make sure you stock up on compassion

Where in your life can you increase your empathy? Where in your life can you show compassion? And this is not just toward others – this is also toward yourself.

A woman can’t climb a mountain bad-mouthing herself the whole way. Use some compassion on yourself, reminding yourself of all the good things you’ve done to get you where you are. More compassion helps you, your family, and your world.

Be a dragon this year – practice empathy and compassion.

Happy Lunar New Year and Happy New Monday!

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