detachment

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Over-prioritizing immediate actions

False summits abound and rarely will one last push make the rest of the journey downhill. Keep a good pace, be weary of the longer trek.

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Perception frustration

Brief encounters leave a lasting impression, and negative impressions take time to correct. The correction starts with communicating the right messages. Find ways to communicate the best aspects, change perception with continued thoughtful application.

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Internalizing virtues

The right instinctual thought processes can turn problems into opportunities, find silver linings, and generally change perceptions of the same experiences

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Intention matters

Most worthwhile endeavors are difficult and require overcoming challenges. The drive to overcome those is largely driven by the intention.

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Accept reality, act deliberately

Don't try to squeeze productivity in. Use time with family well, choose how to spend time, and act deliberately.

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Cows don't realize their mistakes

Think of cars as cows, wandering about with their own purpose. The cows don't think about the people around them before moving. There's no sense getting angry at cows either; they won't even undestand the problem. Get around the cows and be ready for them to act in unexpected ways.

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Purple cows turn heads

Give people a reason to notice and make it exceedingly clear. Don't expect people to notice a different arrangement of the same spots.

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Make controllable plans

There's a lot out of our control. Make plans that don't depend upon perfection from others.

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Don't let emotions prevent resolution

Let go of the emotion of needing to be right. Work towards a solution. Find a way to make it work without letting emotion get in the way.

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Adjust internal conditions

It's always possible to adjust internal conditions. Release expectations, enjoy the present.

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