Sometimes it’s easier to know what we aren’t than what we are.
Earlier today I was looking through my vast store of filed WORD documents for something I wrote three years ago. No luck on that score, but I came across a list of what I was NOT. Curious.
I was obviously responding to an inquiry of sorts (I do NOT remember who inquired or why) and compiled a small list of what I was NOT. After reading it again I paused to consider whether any of my NOTs have changed in the past few years.
They have NOT.
The original document from ‘back when’:
Your inquiry was sent to me; let me know if I can help.
I have been a figure skater, desk jockey, corporate manager, business consultant, professional speaker, political candidate, well-known locally, a manure-mucker, horse trainer, equine judge, appraiser and consultant – among other things.
I am within your target age range – barely.
After working for a paycheck for over forty years I am…
- NOT a clothes horse – gave that one up
- NOT the center of the universe – and relieved to know it
- NOT a hermit – all that is important is somehow tied to relationships
- NOT forever young – and that’s okay
- NOT a detail person (but I wasn’t a bad accountant…) – I am way better with concepts
- NOT a performer – chased that one in many ways, but it’s just not me
- NOT competitive in a personal sense – I tried, it’s just not there…
- NOT a designer (oh, but I had hoped) – I have some critical talent, to be used sparingly
- NOT famous – and that’s a good thing
- NOT good at multi-tasking anymore – that’s okay, too
Finally, I am never alone. For that I am grateful.
Best wishes, Lynn
Making a declarative statement about what we are can be difficult. So, have you considered what you absolutely are NOT?
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