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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Self-Esteem by Mark Warner

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Chapter 8
Slow Down, Seek Wonder, Live Each Moment
In This Chapter
➤ Is urgency an ally or an enemy?
➤ What is the last conversation?
➤ Labor or learning?
➤ Transitions: Enlighteners?
 
That’s not just a flower you walked by. That is a pelargonium. It has a petal count, name, unique color specification, and arousing aroma, and it is an attractive playground to several varieties of bugs. But when you walked by, you didn’t notice all of that, did you? Your mind might have registered “generic flower,” but the urgency in your step prohibited you from really seeing. You need to stop and smell the pelargoniums.

Urgency Can Be the Enemy

One enemy we ...

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