Star Polishing 101

by Carol Hess on October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that you are a star.  You were born a star, and you will die a star.  It is who you are – your divine identity.  And nobody can change that – including you! :)

But what you can change is how brightly or dimly your star shines.  Here’s how.

Carol’s Top 10 Star Tarnishers

  1. Having no vision, purpose, or plan for your life.
  2. Not taking your passions seriously.
  3. Procrastination.
  4. Negative judgment and criticism of yourself and others.
  5. Perfectionism.
  6. Running away from your feelings and fears.
  7. Not being true to yourself by trying to be someone you’re not.
  8. Comparing yourself to others.
  9. Keeping yourself too busy.
  10. Putting others before yourself.


Carol’s Top 10 Star Polishers

  1. Discovering your top 5 values and living/working accordingly.
  2. Spending time every day alone and silent with yourself.
  3. Surrounding yourself with people who believe in your brilliance.
  4. A compelling  vision for yourself and your life that will pull you toward it like a magnet.
  5. Asking for help.
  6. Focusing on the process and the journey, not the results and the destination.
  7. Developing self-awareness and insight.
  8. Following your gut instinct.
  9. Creating a life/business that plays to your talents, strengths, and natural gifts.
  10. Wearing life loosely and not taking yourself too seriously.

You are a star.  It is your nature to shine.  The world is waiting for your light.  Let it shine!

How will you let your light shine today?  Tell us in the comments below.

by Carol Hess


Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Steph Marks November 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Thanks for the reminder, Carol. Girl, you’re on fire lately.

My star is feeling anything but shiny; more like dented. I will take some time to let yourwords sink in.

Thanks, friend.


avatar Carol Hess November 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Get out your cloth, Steph, and start polishing up your star. Personally, I think a star with a few dents is MUCH more interesting than a “perfect” one. Let us know how we can help you light up and start shining again.


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