Inside Us All


We are all different.  Different tastes in what we like. Diverse ideas in what we want to be and do.  And different ways of thinking.  Yet, for some reason, we all have at least one person that we hate to face alone.  Maybe more, but at least one.

We will often do many outlandish things to avoid the person with whom we end up spending most of our time. And yet, every time we turn around, there he or she is.  Fate dictates that we just cannot avoid running into this person.

This person is often obnoxious.  They pry into our most private thoughts and demand that we think of the most horrible things imaginable.  When they are around, we are never right, never safe, and according to them, probably not even sane.  Why we even let them near us is a wonder.

We need to guard against the anxiety and stress we end up with whenever this conveyer of nays starts to badger us. Trying to argue is futile.  Until we get a firm upper grip, the verbal lashings go on and on.

We find control almost impossible, and the likelihood of complete separation impossible. This person feels and often acts as the enemy, destroying our deepest dreams, and yet, also acts as our closest friend.  They know everything about us because they live within us.  They are our inner being.

If you can learn to control your inner self, you can go far.  Failing to do so will always find you hampered.  You want to be careful, though, because sometimes your inner being might be right.

Thanks for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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