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Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.
-- Harriet Lerner
 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Well grounded

It can often be useful and interesting to wander away from your original path for a while. Sometimes you discover a new and much more fulfilling direction that way.

Yet if all you ever do is wander off, you won’t be able to get anywhere. When you give in to every distraction, nothing will ever get accomplished.

Be curious, be open to new experiences, be willing to do things you’ve never done, to go new places and to meet new people. Remember, though, to also give your life a solid, steady context through which you can create real value out of all the diverse experiences that come your way.

A stable foundation in your life does not necessarily have to limit you. In fact, it can enable you to make the most of the new and interesting opportunities that come your way.

Being well grounded provides a strong base from which you can operate with effectiveness and confidence. Taking good care of the mundane and boring aspects of life gives you the time, energy and resources to fully explore the most exciting possibilities.

Be sure to mix your progressive, adventurous vision with a good dose of old fashioned common sense. It’s a proven recipe for outstanding success.

— Ralph Marston

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