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State the obvious

The value of a message begins with the meaningfulness it has to the messenger.

If you believe it, it’s worth saying.

If you feel passionate about it, it’s worth sharing.

If it fascinates you, it’s worth pointing out.

What’s the alternative? Censoring yourself because you fear the risk of stating something that another person already knows?

However far you progress in your journey, you will never be exempt from the risk of stating the obvious.

Your epiphanies will always be someone else’s self-evident observations and your self-evident observations will always be someone else’s epiphanies.

Instead of playing guessing games and making assumptions about what other people know, why not focus on simply being true to what inspires you?

Your words don’t need to create a novelty effect in order to have a practical impact on the world.

Change is most often invoked not by our need to impress commentators and critics with dazzling displays of originality, but by our genuine desire to give voice to those concepts and convictions whose suppression would make our own souls miserable.

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  1. Reaching the age I am at, I’ve heard and read
    many “self-evident observations” more than
    once. But I always find them helpful as I may
    see a deeper or expanded meaning as my own
    learning grows. Also helps me to keep myself
    tied to the basics—grounded. And repetition
    is mastery.

    Just when you think “I got it!” —you get it.

    And it’s affirming to hear others are “getting it.”
    And enjoy their enthusiasm for their discoveries.

    Many of us are going to come to similar conclusions
    as long we think it through for ourselves and “focus
    on simply being true to what inspires you.”

    That is true originality.

  2. second guessing myself even after I have acted doesn’t go away
    the issue seems to be my impatience and waiting for results
    the not knowing-but faith tells me I must learn to trust-act-and wait

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