I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately.
Sometimes I forget that I’m in control of who accesses my life, and how. On the other hand, maybe it’s fear. You see, most of the time, those closest to us cause the greatest grief. In fact, many of them suck the life from our souls and have done so for a long, long time. It’s difficult to draw boundaries, especially when it involves those you love and/or care about – the co-worker, the neighbor, the brother or sister, the parent, the dysfunctional church “family”, the employer, the spouse, the troubled child – you get my point.
I am the CEO of my life and I own that. However, I also recognize that the position of CEO is a difficult one. At the very core of that position is the requirement to make decisions, many of which can be unpopular or “controversial”. No surprise there!
It’s often a challenge, but I can live with those decisions if they improve the quality of my life.