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There are many fine things in life that don’t get much of a mention. Glue is one of them. Beyond childhood I don’t suppose many of us think about glue until we need some, and that’s when something is broken. So glue is a sort of crisis response.

It’s like that with relationships too. We often don’t pay them much attention until they break, only then, in crisis, do we look for a bonding agent to repair the damage, but it’s often too late.

 

“If it ain’t broken don’t fix it” my be good advice sometimes, but some things need fixing as we go along or they break down.

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Never Mind What Others Think

what others think

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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