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Never tell your problems to anyone 20 percent don't care and the other 80 percent are glad you have them.
-- Lou Holtz
 

 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Away from the structure

It’s foolish to waste all your time. Yet it is also foolish to avoid wasting any time at all.

When you know exactly what you’ll be doing next, you can quickly move on to it. But if every slice of time is scheduled weeks in advance, you deny yourself the chance to process the experiences.

Respect the value of your time by planning and using it wisely. Respect the value of your experience by giving yourself meaningful stretches of time with no plans or expectations.

You’re clear about what must be done, yet you’re not at all clear about what you don’t know or have never thought about. Give yourself the opportunity to think thoughts you never knew you would have, to experience what you didn’t know was there.

Often there’s a lot you can discover when you’re not looking for anything in particular. Some of the most interesting people spend significant amounts of time being bored.

Have the confidence to regularly get away from the structure, from the plan. You’re likely to return with unique and valuable insights.

— Ralph Marston

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