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The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.
-- Linus Pauling


Friday, September 18, 1998

Step back

Imagine that you could step back away from yourself, a distance of four or five feet -- far enough to be completely detached and yet near enough to carefully observe.

What would you see? How would you appear to yourself? Would you be pleased with what you observed? What advice would you be anxious to convey?

Try looking objectively at yourself from a bit of a distance, right now. For a moment, view yourself as you would view another person, with a measure of objectivity and detachment. Consider how your actions and your priorities look from the outside. Watch how you spend the precious moments that make up each day. Not only will you find opportunities for improvement. You’ll also spot many superb possibilities. It will help you to gain a new and valuable perspective on yourself.

You already know how it is from the inside looking out. Try getting on the outside, looking in. You’ll see the world in a new and positive way.

— Ralph Marston

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