Happy Being Me
In a world of constant focus on self-improvement I have managed to find peace and solace in just being me. I have happily discovered the beautiful and reassuring gift of acceptance. Boy, does it feel great. I am so happy being me!
I am not Great at Everything….and that’s Okay
There are some things that I am not great at. It’s not that I can’t be, it is that I choose to focus my time and energy elsewhere. I also choose not to feel guilty about those items. There is a saying that I learned in Business School. It has become a bit of a mantra for me. Ahh, here it is.
Build your strengths and staff your weaknesses.
I do just that.
An Example of a “Staffed” Weakness….
I have never been great at current events. They make my mind wander. I never watch the news and rely very heavily on NPR radio. So, I married a man who is great at current events. He watches the news, reads it on his computer/iPhone and updates me on the important highlights. That works for me.
An Example of a Brick House Strength…..
I read numerous magazines and books each month. I listen to countless audiobooks. The subjects are vast. I retain the information well. So, I can pull numerous and seemingly random ideas and weave them together like an intricate cloth…with little to no effort on my part. That works for me too.
And in Conclusion….
I am not going to become a current events guru. Why focus on something that I don’t enjoy? Especially when I can get this information elsewhere? At the same time, I am not going to stop consuming huge amounts of data. I enjoy it too much!
Remember my “build your strengths and staff your weaknesses” mantra? Well, I am a living, breathing and happy example of the concept. I am so happy being me!! Are you happy being you?