autobiography in 5 short paragraphs

Autobiography in 5 Short Paragraphs

An Autobiography in 5 Short Paragraphs
By Portia Nelson

1.
I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  I am lost.  I am helpless.  It isn’t my fault.  It takes forever to find a way out.

2.
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I pretend I don’t see it.  I fall in.  I can’t believe I’m in the same place, but it isn’t my fault.  It still takes a long time to get out.

3.
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I see it is there.  I still fall in.  It’s a habit.  My eyes are open.  I know where I am.  It is my fault.  I get out immediately.

4.
I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I walk around it.

5.

I walk down a different street.

autobiography in 5 short paragraphs

Do you like where your health is at?  Maybe you should do something different.  Don’t keep falling in that hole!  It isn’t enough to walk around your bad habits.  You have to learn to take another street.  Until then, you will keep falling in the hole.

 

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