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The need to be right (driven by ego) crowds out the opportunity to be persuasive.
-- Scott Adams


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

New territory and old routines

You find comfort sticking with your routine. But too much of the same routine will numb your spirit and mind.

It’s great when you can build and maintain a solid, stable structure to support your life. From that base you can add vibrance and energy by making regular forays into new territory.

Both the reliable routines and the challenging novelties can bring you value. See your life as an intentionally mediated balance between what you can depend on and what will compel you to grow.

Make it your choice to benefit from what you’ve never before experienced as well as from what you continue to experience. Bring treasures from home out into the world and bring treasures from the wider world back home.

When your existence feels too predictable, shake it up with something new. When things seem overly chaotic, seek refuge in the people, places, and activities you know and love.

Find strength in what endures and energy in what is new. Continue to enrich your life and your world with a healthy balance of both.

— Ralph Marston

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