I can’t get all of my needs met by one person.

This seems so obvious, and yet I find myself learning this lesson repeatedly.

I’m not talking about all of my needs, in the broad, universal sense, but all the needs I have related to a specific circumstance. Like at work, for instance.

I realized tonight that I am going to have to get my needs at work met by a variety of folks, some colleagues and some supervisors. And, there will likely be some needs that go unfulfilled because of the limitations of my environment.

It was like the light dawned.

I realized what it was I had been trying to do and why I was failing (and going to continue failing if I persisted at it). Because I can’t get all of my needs met by one person. And that’s exactly what I was attempting. It’s what I had hoped. Again.