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Some people spend a lot of time and effort trying to be something that they are not. I don’t mean trying to become something fake or phoney, I mean striving to become someone new, before they have fully appreciated who they already are.

It might be that in so doing they miss something vital and interesting. Before trying to change ourselves, we should first consider valuing what we are already.

It’s often simpler that way and that can lead to recognising the strengths and qualities that make us who we are.

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Never Mind What Others Think

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Even though we don’t realise it when we say we know what someone thinks about something, we are guessing. Even mind-reading – in a fairground or on stage – is trickery.

Yet we often allow our own thoughts and behaviour to be goverened by what we claim someone else will think. Maybe it’s time to review what we ‘know’.

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One thing better

Getting things done is not half as satisfying as doing things well. This is because we get personal satisfaction from giving something all our attention, doing it to the best of our abilities, being absorbed in it while we are doing it, and looking back with pride at a job well done.
“Enough time” has nothing to do with it, as you’ll see.

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