WALKING IMAGINARY LINES part 2    by Chuck Kelley

Many of us believe that being wrong, making mistakes, falling short of an expected performance level, and/or failing outright, exposes all of our flaws and broadcasts them across the globe! The mere thought of it is akin to death. We feel that we cannot withstand another embarrassment, cannot bear another ounce of shame and humiliation…and we only have one shot at getting it “right”.

We tend to select lofty goals where it is common knowledge that very few ever reach critical acclaim. Perfect so far; because this buys us time where we can, respectably, remain in the game of pursuit for years with our heads held high. Caution is our motto. Risk, is Satan in disguise…

We seem to be willing to put our lives on hold while we fool ourselves into thinking how wonderful everything will be once we’ve made it! We imagine those experiences and material goods to be in alignment with our newly claimed greatness! Eat your heart out, Kardashians!

Actually, our reality has become an empty existence, with poverty defining every area of our life, because we no longer can claim ownership of it. We have been stripped bare, enslaved by our thoughts, fears and the magnifications of our impending doomsday comeuppance. We are working for the “MAN”…or woman or whomever/whatever it is that we’re wanting to impress at such a high level that they’ll have no other choice than admit their underestimations of us and give us our due! They OWN US, Lock, Stock and Barrel…anything that involves us is ultimately about them…they hold our puppet strings.

To be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Kelley
Since his early teens, Chuck Kelley has tried to understand what makes us tick. Having had a troubled youth, he sought anything and everything that might assist him in getting his life together. Feeling universally misunderstood, he was determined to understand our nature and find some peace in his heart. Wanting to fit in while believing that he was totally unacceptable, he spent the majority of his life trying to become who and what he was not. The successes in business, the restaurants, the food manufacturing companies and all the other businesses he owned and operated, meant little to nothing to him because his accomplishments felt small when compared to certain others'. He felt that he was cursed to living a life of not being enough. Over the past forty plus years, Chuck has read practically every self help book, taken practically every self help course and tried an equal amount of self help programs. Along the way he has become certified in practically everything that hints of personal development, such as; Life Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Hypnosis. In short, he is a walking, talking self-help clearinghouse. Now, he shares the things that work universally and he leaves out the rest. Having discovered that perfection is unattainable, and acceptance is subjective, he continues his research into every field that may lend insights into how to be more comfortable in our own skin and thrive in life. Embracing and openly admitting his perfectly perfect imperfections, "Because that's how I roll", has brought him more freedom than a massive trust fund. His wish is to save others the time, trouble and the wear and tear.
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