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We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
-- Buckminster Fuller
 

 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Perspectives

Take a close and thoughtful look at the situation you’re in. Then fly up in the sky and look again, this time from forty thousand feet.

Experience yourself in the picture. Then envision yourself out of the picture and see it from various perspectives that are not yours.

You are important to you, and your immediate surroundings are important to you. But you are not the center of the universe, and it’s in your best interest to keep that always in mind.

How will your ideas, your plans, your actions, your words affect all the other people they touch? How can you tailor your undertakings to create maximum value for the most people?

Every dilemma, every opportunity, every conflict, every enterprise looks one way when you’re in it and another way from outside. Seek to understand and to find value in those varying views.

Perspectives sharpen your insight and boost your effectiveness. Get as many of them as you can.

— Ralph Marston

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