Letting Go of Accomplishments

headerThis goes against the grain of what so may of us are taught, but it says so much.

Becoming a Minimalist

In our morning manager’s meeting the other day we had to go around the room and tell of our greatest accomplishments. I pondered and then stammered briefly about being able to let go of what people think of me. At first the question raised some insecurity in me. Had I accomplished enough by the age of 50? By whose standards? People mentioned their degrees, job titles, and owning homes. All I could think was how little any of that mattered to me. Goals are great and getting an education or a dream job is always a positive thing of course but I found myself looking beyond all of that. I remembered when my mother died. She was a great woman that was loved by many in her community as well as her family. She had a bookshelf full of self help books though, that showed her insecurities. How could such…

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About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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2 Responses to Letting Go of Accomplishments

  1. Bob McKeand says:

    In a motel in Jasper, TX, on my way back to NM from Louisiana with another load of STUFF. Why?
    When we were doing the expat thing we only had what the airlines would allow, when
    we moved on most was given away. We stopped our nomadic life and things started
    to pile up. Is there a twelve step program?

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