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Profit

How do we measure the worth of endeavor

How do we balance accounts when we’re clever

The usual measure financial profit and loss

Return on investment the bank account’s boss

 

What if we looked at other indicia

Such as our caring for brother or sister

Of course we need currency for our supplies

We need much more if we want to live wise

 

This new comprehensive tallying sheet

We’ll craft and use its gauge as a treat

Measuring the value we bring to people

Measuring the climb loved ones up a steeple

 

Looking at smiles the faces around

Doing good work we can say we are proud

Observing our human capital account

Seeing it bulge as it grows stout

 

At the same time our finances grow abundant

Who would have thought we might have fun with it

The lessons we learned as we look back and reflect

It wasn’t so hard and we gained self-respect

 

How do you measure your own success?

What are the metrics you use to build a balance sheet for your life?

List the particulars you look at when evaluating how well you are doing? Are there things you would like to add?

Do you have the courage to do so?

– Stewart Levine ©

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