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The Trance of Scarcity by Victoria Castle

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Introduction

What eclipses people’s greatness? What stops us short from being as creative, caring, and resilient as we are? What is it that squeezes the life out of us so stealthily that we volunteer to shrink to a shadow of our true selves? And most importantly, how do we stop it?

Before we can decide on a treatment, we must first find the source of the malaise. Once Albert Einstein was presented with the following scenario: If you had one hour to solve a difficult problem, how would you use the time? He answered, “I’d spend the first 55 minutes defining the problem.” In my own life, thoroughly defining the problem presented by the Trance of Scarcity took quite a bit longer than 55 minutes! But while my research may not have been comfortable ...

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