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It’s Not about You
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by: Deb Calvert
You can breathe a big sigh of relief because this blog is not about you. In fact, there isn’t much in this world that is about you. Throughout time and space and even in this moment, almost nothing is about you.
Feeling better now?
We live our lives in such a self-centered vacuum. At times, it feels like there is no other choice. Look around and it appears that everyone is looking out for number one, that the only way to get what’s yours is by taking it from someone else, that we have to fight for our fair share. But things are different when you realize that it’s not about you. People who live their lives with an orientation to others don’t carry the burden of being self-engrossed.
When the world is bigger than you, your problems become smaller. Your perspective becomes broader. Your thinking becomes bigger picture. Instead of getting lost in all that, you may find yourself in it. When you stop making it about you, you will emerge. Sounds a little out there? Consider this:
When it’s all about you, here’s what you miss:
We forget that we are all part of a whole. We don’t even like to think in those terms. But it’s true. None of us could survive without the rest of us, the nameless/faceless people who also contribute to this world we live in. We are connected in many, many ways.
American culture prizes individualism. Being an individual is something to be celebrated. But part of truly being an individual requires that we be in touch with the collective of people, ideas, thoughts, emotions, opinions and activities around us. It’s not about you. It’s about us.
Deb Calvert is President, People First Productivity Solutions
Contributor: Deb Calvert
Published here on: 08-Dec-13