Oprah magazine has this column on the back page: “what I know for sure” from Oprah herself. I think we would each be well-served to write down at least once a week what we know for sure. I’ve been realizing lately that my entire career and life could be charted as “times I lived my knowing” and “times I forgot what I know for sure.” It’s not really that the truths I know become less sure (yep: the day always goes better when I’ve written in the morning and nope: Kurt and I should never talk about money after 9 pm). It’s that I lose sight of them. Could it be that the secret to my feeling consistently content, vibrant, lucrative, and well-loved is to simply remember what I know for sure? I’m going to play as if it is: recording what I know, adding to the lists, and re-reading them. If you do the same, let me know what you know and how remembering it changes things.
What do you know for sure?
August 10th, 2009