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Five Minutes on Mondays: Finding Unexpected Purpose, Peace, and Fulfillment at Work by Alan Lurie

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Eureka!: Using Intuition

A legend that you might know:

A man takes a bath. He needs this bath because he is stressed, agitated, annoyed, and defeated. An important problem that he has been struggling to solve incessantly runs through his mind, calling to him for a solution. In spite of his best efforts, though, the solution eludes him—but the problem won’t leave him alone. Finally, exhausted from the mental effort, he reluctantly decides to take a short bath before returning to his work. As he slides into the warm water, he begins to relax. He closes his eyes and feels the tension slowly drain from his forehead.

“Ah,” he sighs, “just the break I need.”

His arms and legs soften, and as his chest sinks into the water, he feels his hands gently ...

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