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Hands Up!

“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” – Charles Scribner Jr.

Raise your hand as high as you can.

Good! Now, raise it higher!

Isn’t that strange? You were asked to raise your hand as high as you could and you thought you did. But when pressed you could actually raise it a little higher.

Raise Your Hands

Oh, paw-lease… You can do better!

Think back to when you were a kid. The teacher asked a question and you had the answer. You could raise your arm so high it almost came off!

Well, that got beaten out of you along the way. You might have got the answer wrong, gotten ridiculed (stoopid, stoopid poopy pants!) and lost confidence. Someone might have told you not to be so damn eager (settle down Beavis!). Whatever the cause, you need to get that childlike enthusiasm back!

Raised Hands

Ok, guys! Can we try something a little less nazi-like?

Look, I think that questions are the new answers. And since asking questions becomes more and more important it’s easy to get lost in the sea of hands that are raised UNLESS you reach as high as you can.

So, let’s try it again. Reach as high as you can! Stretch baby, stretch!

If you’re not uncomfortable you’re not reaching high enough!

“What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds.” – Wayne Dyer

“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” – Les Brown

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