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Risk An Open Mind

Is your mind truly open?

I like to think that mine is but I know full well that there are times when it is closed. There are times when I'm not that interested in one more idea because the idea I hold seems complete and optimal. How do you know when the answer is complete?

Maybe the answer is always forming. Maybe the solution is always evolving. Maybe the changing nature of the universe we know is constantly growing no matter how firm our boundaries seem to be.

What do you think?

Where do brilliant ideas come from? Imagine your best idea ever -- it was so good that you are still getting benefits from it. One of my best ideas ever was moving to Colorado. The circumstances have changed since, and there are days when I miss Pennsylvania (or New Jersey or Chicago, other places I've lived) but on the whole, taking the risk of moving to the Rocky Mountain State have greatly increased my possibilities.

What's your next big risk? Is your mind open to it? Are you willing to take a chance on creating something truly new, truly innovative, truly high stakes?

It's not life or death - it's life and breath. Breathing in the new and exhaling the used up and poisonous. Growing constantly. Evolving. Taking risks.

Epiphanies avoid a closed mind. Discovery requires risk.

What risk have you been waiting (but needing) to take?

-- Doug Smith

Front Range Leadership: Training Supervisors for Success 

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