Getting to great

Wonderful thingsDon’t materializeIn our soulsOvernight.Character requires thatThat life itself happens to us Before it coalesces.Life demands livingFirsthand,Not vicariously through a bookAnd not on the fence, observing others-No safe zones Where the minutes don’t matter. We cannot liveAnyone else’ lifeNo matter how hard we try.Our greatnessWill come along the wayOn the path of the mundane In […]

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We have never known for certain What a future moment will hold. Our estimates have been good. Calculations fairly accurate. But we have never known for sure. The unborn child The business plan The video before it’s posted We never know for sure the outcome. If this year has done anything It’s made it clear […]

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Maybe they should keep us poor To keep us ‘humble’. Not too poor that we lack food to eat and rise up in desperation But poor enough to be grateful for our scraps And silent in our sufferings. Some of us choose to be meek Because the world could not handle our confidence And could […]

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Good Fit

It’s possible that the people you work with really are the problem. That the ‘system’ really is not in your favor The color of your skin, your biology and your zip code are all putting you At a disadvantage. Basically, not a good fit. But it’s also possible that your tendency to isolate yourself, Your […]

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Savior Complex

Many of us in the helping professions Thrive on the feeling of being needed by others. It allows us to feel important and significant And that our lives will have counted for something. It is also a great reservoir for a self-inflated view of ourselves to fester. Having spent so much time helping others It […]

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Ready to talk

When someone is mad at you Or you are mad at them, It sometimes helps to remember that There is more to your relationship than the offending event(s) That seem to taint everything the other person does. That there is something worth fighting for Because if there wasn’t – you wouldn’t be mad. So once […]

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Racing to our knees

There is a journey towards truth, Available to all Where the destination is not building a castle of fame Where we might hide and find a precarious identity, Making a god of our achievements And enslaving our hearts to applause and pomp. No. This is a different race, Where rather than accumulating accolades We are […]

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Flailing wildly

No one expects you to be good at swimming if you haven’t spent much time in water before. Most of us will struggle before we get  into the zone of confidence And even when we are there, the ocean is unpredictable and will always be beyond our complete control. So there’s no point trying to […]

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Needing to be right

The thing with needing to be right Is that i desperately need someone (else) to be wrong. I need my opinion to become the facts And for you to acknowledge that. I need you to appreciate me for the genius that i am For you to stroke my ego. Regularly. I need you to not […]

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