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A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.
-- Henry David Thoreau


Saturday, May 21, 2005

Dare to wonder

Creativity begins with wondering, with a question. Why is this so, or why can’t that work, or what if it were done a little differently?

Real, original value is created by those who dare to wonder. Progress is made by those who dare to ask the obvious, and by those who think to ask the questions that are not so obvious.

When you come across something that can’t be done, make the effort to understand why not. For in that understanding you’re likely to find a way to make it work.

When you come across something that works very well, seek to understand why. In that understanding you’ll find strategies for improving many other things.

As a child, you were endlessly curious. And somewhere within you, every bit of that curiosity is still there.

Combine that curiosity and wonder of a child with the discipline and focus of an adult. You’ll find the result to be pure genius.

— Ralph Marston

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