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What Does It Mean To Care?

A lot of times, especially when working with women, we hear that they over-give, over-accept, and over-care. These people might hear my message, “Care more” and say to themselves “The solution to being more successful and fulfilled can’t possibly be to care more? Can it?”

Well, actually, yes.

But, if you are one of these people, you don’t need to care more about others – you need to care more about yourself.

If you are hurting, you are not caring for yourself. You are hoping that if you care for someone or something else that you will get that care back.

Caring should not hurt, period.

Sometimes, people get caught in the trap of shutting off their care because they got hurt one too many times and don’t want it to happen again.

If this is you, you may respond to the message, “Care More” with “No way that always ends badly! Isn’t it smarter to make sure I can trust that there will be a good outcome before I invest my care?”

Well, while you always want to use your head, basically, no.

If you are one of these people, I have one question for you: How is it working? Have you managed to stop getting yourself hurt?

The problem with cutting off your care is that as humans, we want to care. It feels better to care! When we cut off our caring due to fear it leads to numbness and you will not find fulfillment from being numb, trust me.

So, your solution is the same as above. You need to be able to care for yourself exquisitely to be able to care for others.

Lastly, there are people who believe it is all dog-eat-dog and that all this caring stuff is the worst. They are not on my list. In fact, they think that I am super annoying. All they need to do, is live in the world that they built…

BY Dr. Kate Siner

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