Loose Change

Thursday, November 21, 2013

As a member of the Human Race, undeniably a social species, it's hard to live from the inside out. The daily noise of living seeps in and negative messaging, masquerading as positive reinforcement, often infects my mind:

· It's all or nothing
· Give it all you've got
· 100% isn't good enough

It is not a mystery that trying to live up to these ideals finds me not sleeping well, eating right, feeling at peace - in essence, not living well at all. Fortunately, I have volition. I have the option of creating my own noise, my own preferred messaging, based on that which I grew up with:

· Slow and steady wins the race
· Practice makes perfect
· Some is better than none

This might horrify a corporate CEO, but I am learning that I have the luxury of being the CEO of my own very unique life. When I run my Balance Sheet, I see that my deficits are the degree to which I allow the tainted beliefs of others to influence my decisions, while my profits are based on how well I live my own life - and how I manage to enrich the lives of others in the process.

Because I have made mistakes along the journey toward my goals, I realize that the hardest, yet most valuable, lesson has been that strict compliance to any ideal is most certainly the road to failure. So, I prefer not to adhere to such strict change, rather, I value the path that loose change is providing. As I expand my horizons, I am rediscovering the point of re-evaluation and compromise. Today, I see just how valuable it is to count on life's balance sheet the daily tally of my loose change.
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  • no profile photo CD5575543
    I agree wholeheartedly with what you have said. Being yourself in the face on the onslaught of media is worthwhile if you have one moment of peace to reflect the true you.
    2534 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Oh well, CEO's burn out too. they also do not succeed every time. eh most important word in life is balance. When one finds their limits, capabilities, he adjust life around them to live within balance.

    Sifting through the crap that is fed to us in the media is enough tosend on off a cliff in frustration. Using our brain to balance what is happening in OUR life is how we make order... You have it right:take what you need and leave the rest.
    2534 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6458055
    I love your message about lessons .......... "the hardest, yet most valuable, lesson has been that strict compliance to any ideal is most certainly the road to failure" .... it SO SO SO true.

    2534 days ago
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