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A goal properly set is halfway reached.
-- Abraham Lincoln
 

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Being reasonable

Being reasonable is not glamorous. Being reasonable will not earn you instant fame or riches.

Yet being reasonable is a good way to live. Being reasonable prevents lots of unnecessary friction in your life and your relationships.

The reasonable approach to a situation is not going to perfectly satisfy everybody. However, it is an approach that just about everyone can agree upon.

Sometimes being reasonable requires you to admit you were mistaken, but that’s not such a bad thing. Sometimes the most reasonable solution is not the easiest or most convenient, yet it’s certainly something you can do, and live with.

There are plenty of facets to consider in addition to reason. Yet when consensus and cooperation are important, being reasonable is an excellent basis upon which to proceed.

Keep yourself always open to the reasonable path. You can create and maintain much value and goodwill by being reasonable.

— Ralph Marston

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