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created Tuesday February 23, 04:20 by Sakshi Thakur



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If you too often seek refuge in certainty, that certainty can become a trap. Conditions change, and you must be willing to acknowledge that, to adjust your own thoughts and actions accordingly. Yes, work to gain more confidence in what you already know. At the same time seek out what makes you wonder, what baffles you, what challenges your sense of certainty. You may have superb, well thought out answers to the questions of the moment. Yet someone else may have even more appropriate, workable solutions. Don't let your certainty deny you access to any of life's wonder, value, excellence, and fulfillment. Loosen up on your need to be certain, and open up to more of life's richness. Look for ways to venture outside any bubbles of certitude you may have created. Go where you can develop wider, deeper, more nuanced understanding. Certainty feels good, yet like anything that feels good, too much certainty is not good. Don't be so certain, and enable yourself to experience more of life's boundless wonder. People, including yourself, will generally do almost exactly what you expect them to do. When you expect a child to misbehave, he probably will. When you expect a sales clerk to be rude, she probably will be. Yes, sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised or sadly disappointed, but those are the exceptions that prove the rule. The obvious strategy is to expect the best of everyone, including yourself. You'll generally get it. When you ask a child to pick up his toys, ask as if you expect him to do it. You'll be amazed at how willingly he complies. When you approach a sales clerk, assume that she is anxious to politely serve you, and she will be. If your expectations have so much influence on the behavior of others, just imagine the impact that your own expectations have on you.

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