Zero Base

February 29, 2016

Zero Base

“Zero Base” is a term used in business for budgeting. It has been defined as “having each item cost anew, rather than in relation to its size or status in the previous budget.” Zero Base can be a good way of approaching relationships, personal goals, or dreams too.

Sometimes we don’t see where we artificially limit or confine ourselves as we dream of our futures, basing expectations on past experience or what others think. Old heartaches and failed personal or business relationships are teachers – not destinies.

There is no “no” in the Universe; it is the “yes, but’s…” in our inner dialogue that hold us back from our own possibilities. “Yes, but I’ll never have enough money. Yes, but it’ll take too long. Yes, but I’m too old to start now. Yes, but…” – fill in the blank.

All those “Yes, but’s” are artificial bars, lowering expectations.

We are all the intended abundance of the Universe; we are always at the leading edge of our own unfolding. We’re always going forward from our now. And regardless of how we got to our now, forward is the only way we can go. History teaches us – it doesn’t define us. Staying open to the enormity of the Universe’s gifts keeps us open to the enormity of our own power as creators – individually and collectively. There aren’t any but’s.

Nelson Mandela said “We must all exceed our own expectations.” Wise words. He also said “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”


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