“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.” ~Albert Einstein

I started working with a coach recently and the theme of understanding and being interdependent came up. It’s been a goal of mine to get to that level. For so long I’ve been the maverick who only really trusted and depended on herself. But life has changed. I finally found that one person to build the rest of my life with. I’ve hired a great team, which they’ve added to and now we’re doing things that surprise me daily (in a good way). I can see it, but am still having a hard time believing and accepting it.

I love Einstein’s quote because as I struggled to define what interdependence looks like to me, all I really had to do was look around. It’s been there the whole time, guiding and supporting me, even if I felt all alone. Now I see it in physical form around me at the office and at home. The only thing holding me back from truly experiencing it is myself. I have to learn to really receive it and trust it.

What a great relief! Though I hate being reminded of my blind spots, recognizing and working on them is what helps us grow. Here’s to another day of learning!

Oh, and I’ve committed to writing at least 30 minutes every day. I love doing it, but feel like it's a selfish pleasure, so put everything else ahead of it. We’ll see how that part goes…