As with many bloggers, and writers in general, the idea for this blog came from personal experience. “Don’t forget the half” is something I say in the doctor’s office almost every time they record my height. I stand proudly at 5’9.5″, but either in their haste or total disregard that translates to them as 5’9″. Now I’ll admit, I haven’t been so outspoken when the same oversight occurs with my weight, but that’s another story.
The flow of this blog will address how people cut themselves short, and allow others to do the same, not recognizing their full potential or living their authentic life. Not too long ago I watched an Oprah Winfrey special during which TD Jakes spoke something very profound. He said “when you are built to be tall, you will endanger your position if you lower your perspective.” In other words, people don’t need to agree with or accept your position. That’s why it’s yours, not theirs. State it…Claim it…Live it!
I could go on, and I plan on doing just that, but not right now. I want to leave you with something to think about as you go thru your day tomorrow. Pay attention to how you address people, how they address you, and everything you may say about yourself and anything in your life. If you think about shying away from saying something simply because you want to downplay yourself, don’t. DON’T FORGET THE HALF!!!
I’d love to hear your feedback. Let’s talk about the “half” you’ve been neglecting.
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