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When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
-- Ernest Hemingway


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Grounded in reality

There’s more to every person than what you see. There’s more to every situation than what’s immediately obvious.

Lots of things can happen that you could never think to anticipate. You’re clever, aware, and deeply thoughtful, but it’s impossible for you to know everything.

You’re skillful, experienced, innovative and resourceful. You can do a whole lot of good, yet you can’t do it all.

That’s why humility serves you so well. Humility gives increased power to your intelligence and abilities by keeping them in a realistic context.

Proceed with confidence, taking care not to let it spill over into arrogance. Remind yourself that every time you act as if you know it all and can do it all, you’re setting yourself up to fail.

Allow genuine humility to keep you grounded in reality. And you’ll continue to fulfill the great potential that lives within you.

— Ralph Marston

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