Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights. ~ Peace Pilgrim ~
It is important that you utilize your ability to create an authentic sense of balance with your goals and actions (dreaming vs. doing), as they have a lot to do with not only how effective you are in making things happen in life, but also with how much joy and fulfillment you experience.
“It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas. Obviously those two modes of thought are in some tension. But if you are able to exercise only one of these modes, whichever one it is, you’re in deep trouble.
If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. You never learn anything new. You become a crotchety old person convinced that nonsense is ruling the world. (There is, of course, much data to support you.) But every now and then, maybe once in a hundred cases, a new idea turns out to be on the mark, valid and wonderful. If you are too much in the habit of being skeptical about everything, you are going to miss or resent it, and either way you will be standing in the way of understanding and progress.
On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful as from the worthless ones.” ~ Carl Sagan ~
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Originally posted 2012-06-22 09:30:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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