Small voice: There’s not enough.
Big voice: There’s plenty, and there’s more on the way.
Small voice: I’m pretty sure they owe me something.
Big voice: What can I do for them?
Small voice: I’m keeping score.
Big voice: I learn something new every time I play this game.
Small voice: I deserve better.
Big voice: I will keep working hard. The right things will come my way.
Small voice: Nobody cares.
Big voice: Somebody cares. I’m going to find them.
Small voice: I wasted my time.
Big voice: I made a choice.
Small voice: It has to be perfect.
Big voice: It has to be the very best that I can do.
Small voice: I’ll do it myself.
Big voice: Do you want to learn this?
Small voice: I’m embarrassed that I can’t do this.
Big voice: Will you please help me?
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world. Connect with him on Twitter at @berrydavid.