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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Put structure to positive use

Structures can be confining. They can also be supportive, and even liberating.

If your life has no structure, you have very few limits on what you can do. Yet you lack any kind of reliable foundation from which to act.

Language, for example, is highly structured. To successfully use language, you have to learn a lot of rules, and acquire an extensive vocabulary.

That’s very demanding. However, within the demanding structure is the opportunity for rich, meaningful communication with others.

Perhaps you feel you are being held back by certain physical, social, or professional structures. But maybe you’re choosing to see just the limitations, and not the opportunities.

A powerful structure can work against you or in your favor, depending on the perspective you choose. See if you can put the structures in your life to positive use, and align their power with your best interests.

— Ralph Marston

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