chapter eightwhen you know you have to go (putting the secrets into practice)

The problem with common sense is that it is not common

—Mark Twain

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.

—David Starr Jordan

I reached a turning point in the interviewing process while listening to 71-year-old Ron, the man who followed his own heart to become a chiropractor, drowning out the voices of others in the process. As did so many of the people I interviewed, he had a calm, centered presence that mirrored the words he shared with me about his life. He helped me see that knowing the secrets is not enough.

Ron attributed his happiness to following his heart. At several key times in his life, his heart had told him that he needed to make a change, ...

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