Friday, December 21, 2007

Repeat after me

And I repeat this mantra:

I am not my work.

As a self-employed person, this can be a hard nut to swallow. Our livelihoods depend on our work. And, if you're like me, you love your work. You coddle it. It's your baby--sometimes a colicky, maddening baby, but a baby you love no less.

What I am is the system of values, thoughts and behaviors that produce the product that is my work.

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