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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Contribution and Withdrawal

None of us only contribute. We withdraw too.

In fact, I wonder what the average balance is between contribution and withdrawal.

Do those who contribute a lot, also withdraw a lot, or is it that those that withdraw a lot, contribute less.

I do know that with contribution comes risk--risk of failure, risk of new learning, risk of not doing it exactly as you would like to do. But should that stop us from contributing.

Further, what about those who continually withdraw, yet continuously critique the contributions of others.

I suspect that in our lives there are times when we withdraw more than we contribute as well as times when we contribute more than withdraw. I know there lies a continuum of balance ratios when it comes to contribution/withdrawal balance too.

In the end, it's good to contribute when you can, and withdraw when you have a need.

If you keep a good balance of contribution and withdrawal, you're likely to earn greater voice and respect with regard to both critique and support.