The sum of my parts

Here’s some “new math” for you.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” — Jim Rohn

For me, that’s:

1. Mom, in all her sweetness and sickness.

2. One of my boys, and the weird balance of joy and crazy he inspires in me.

3. I guess The Kid, in all his challenging glory.

4. Probably the rest of my team as one unit. Lord knows we are all on the damn phone/IM all freaking day. We share a brain and need as many arms as we can spare.

5. My editors. I spend equal time with each and their good points and neuroses and various levels of writing ability create an interesting average.

That’s the idea behind what Jim Rohn says. You are the average of the five most-present people in your life.

No wonder I’m so wonderfully fucked-up. And why they are all better for knowing me. 😀

Fascinating to think how different we are, or would be, just by upsetting the checkerboard.

I think that’s why we fear change. Yes we could be the best versions of ourselves right here and now … or we could become even better by making a switch or three … or we could become even more fucked-up with just one non-strategic change.

Now that I know who I am, the question is who do I want to be AND will this combination get me there?

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