Thursday, October 30, 2008

i-TFTD #167

i-TFTD #167

#167-1. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.

-Hugh Macleod

#167-2. Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable. Real ones aren't. But you can't tell the difference when you have no real information. Fear can create even more imaginary obstacles than ignorance can. That's why the smallest step away from speculation and into reality can be an amazing relief.

-Barbara Sher

#167-3. Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh


The first one cautions us to beware of cynicism and mindless conformity ("sheep mentality"). Why are cynicism and conformity so popular - we all do it sometimes, isn't it? They give us a sense of security.

The third one gives the secret of achieving a sense of security -- dynamism.

The first two sentences of the second quote above are worth pondering. Try this thought experiment: How many of the obstacles (to success, happiness whatever) I perceive today could be imaginary?

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