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I’m Wrong About Most Things, At Some Point

We shroud ourselves in beliefs that help us feel secure. One of these is that things tomorrow will be the same as they were yesterday. But the idea that things don’t change is a delusion, that is all.

Nothing wrong with that, but it is best to recognise it, and to keep an open mind about what will happen next. The greater our need to keep things the way they are, the greater the risk of disappointment and even neurosis.

Trying to control the uncontrollable is unpleasant for us, and those around us.

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Change Happens Anyway

The process of acceptance, when we come to terms with and adapt to change, is called transition. Transition takes time. It too might be gradual or quick, but it is always takes longer than we’d wish.

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Learning and Development, Horses, and Drinking

Learning and Development

It can be tough motivating people to attend training. But then why would people be interested if they don’t value their own development?

Helping employees to understand why personal growth is important may be a route to better take-up.

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A Quandary About Decisions

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When you can’t decide you have already decided that you can’t make a decision, which is in itself a decision.

It takes a strong-willed person to be undecided, and it may have unexpected consequences.

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Comparing Has No Practical Value

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Arriving somewhere new always tempts comparison with what we already know. It is a habit that is best resisted if you want to get the most of where you are when you arrive.

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We Know How to Do It, But We Don’t

Things may be hopeless, but that doesn’t mean we are powerless. The thing is, it’s easier to go with herd mentality than it is to stay true to our personal values, so we compromise by refusing to challenge the things we don’t like.

It’s the road to hell.

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