Welcome to . . .
BEING A TORTOISE IN A WORLD
GETTING AHEAD AT YOUR OWN PACE!
What is a "Tortoise"? you may ask.
I define a Tortoise as someone who may be challenged energetically
or timewise, but who has big goals and ambitions. You may face
a physical or personal challenge that limits you or simply be
a slow-moving, "energy-challenged" person. You may
be in the midst of raising a family or going to school while
holding down a job, or you may generate ideas faster than you
can keep up with them. But you still dream and have ambitious
visions of what you want to accomplish with your life.
Tortoises may include . . .
Those who are trying to accomplish more than they have time
- Those with low energy, either naturally or because of a medical
Creative types who need quiet time to connect with their
- Those who have a naturally slow, contemplative rhythm
Those who are easily distracted or find it hard to focus
- Those with lots of ideas and interests who don't know what
to do first and often end up becoming overwhelmed and doing little
"Highly sensitive people" (HSPs), as defined by
Elaine Aron in her book, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive
When the World Overwhelms You, who are very sensitive
to their environment, both physically and emotionally, and may
need more recovery time and solitude after a challenging or demanding
- Those with any kind of physical, mental or emotional challenge
Those who don't feel they're living up to their potential
- Those who are slowing down because of age or shifting priorities
Tortoises often see their friends and colleagues racking up
accomplishments and may feel inadequate beside them. But like
the tale of "The Tortoise and the Hare," the Tortoise
can achieve his/her goals by simply taking one step after another,
rather than racing around like the Hare. It's not just speed,
but persistence that leads to achievement.
"Finding out I am a Tortoise (actually
acknowledging what I suspected all along) has helped me to accept
that my pace is different from the mainstream and that different
doesn't mean wrong.
"When the old tapes start to play,
I have new songs to record over them. I tell myself, 'I'm in
the race for myself. This journey is uniquely mine. I am successful
in my own right. Just keep moving forward and stand still when
you need to regroup. That's the way you work and it's perfectly
fine . . . ' "
"I'm a work in progress and I'm
learning to enjoy the journey instead of lamenting the fact that
others 'finish' before me.
"Thanks for all you're doing! I'm
looking forward to your next teleclass."
~~ Donna Marie Castaner (www.lightforceva.com)
I invite you to explore the resources on this website and
contact me (Sharon
Good) if you have any questions.