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Knowing When to Improvise

Patricia Ryan Madson

A successful life involves both planning and improvising. Sometimes we actually do need a script. Those scripts that are working well for us (positive habits, for example) should be preserved and trea...

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23K reads, 12 comments

Cultivating Affirmation

Patricia Ryan Madson

This is going to sound crazy. Say yes to everything. Accept all offers. Go along with the plan. Support someone else's dream. Say "yes"; "right"; "sure"; "I will"; "okay"; "of course"; "YES!" Cultivat...

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4K reads, 9 comments

Substituting Presence for Preparation

Patricia Ryan Madson

Give up planning. Clear your mind instead of filling it. Don't spend your energy on preparing for the future. Redirect it to the present moment. Instead of packing, show up empty-handed but alert,...

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4K reads