How to Shine After the Spotlight Fades

If I can just live further from the spotlight I think that’ll be better for all really. — George Michael

Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering. — Dalai Lama

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. — Thomas Merton

It’s important to find a balance between being in the spotlight and taking time backstage to avoid burnout.

Prioritize Relationships.

Become a Great Storyteller.

Beware the Epinephrine Addiction.

Get Good at Behind-the-Scenes Work.

When I feel I’m doing too much, I do less, if I can. And that’s why I’m in a rare position where I don’t have to do job after job. I can take time when my family needs it.

— Angelina Jolie

Communication. Civic Discourse. Critical Thinking. Self and global. Mother. Teacher. Friend. Traveler. she/her

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store