There’s a hole in my sidewalk

Manhole Covers, Gulli, Gullideckel, Away, Paving Stones

 

An Autobiography in Five Chapters by Portia Nelson

 

Chapter 1:

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out.

 

Chapter 2:

I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I’m in the same place, but it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.

 

Chapter 3:

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in. It’s a habit. My eyes are open. I know where I am. It’s my own fault. I get out immediately.

 

Chapter 4.

I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk round it.

 

Chapter 5.

I walk down another street.

 

Which chapter is affecting your decision making right now?  Is it time to move on?

 

 

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