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10 New Ways to Be Practical

If you started over, what would you do differently?

One leader from Procter & Gamble said, “I’d . . . be less practical in my career choice, and more passionate; I’d pursue bigger ideas, and smaller paychecks; and I’d surround myself with people that share my interests, instead of my income bracket.”

Chasing big homes, big cars, and big money isn’t practical.

It’s time to redefine what works.

10 new ways to be practical:

  1. Choose joy by speaking truth with kindness.
  2. Connect with people who standout rather than fit in.
  3. Dance with honesty and stop pretending things are OK when they’re not.
  4. Gain clarity about yourself through structured self-reflection.
  5. Appreciate beauty by noticing virtue in others.
  6. Choose less conformity by poking the box. Admit it. Conformity is boring.
  7. Never fix the past. Always build the future today.
  8. Develop your best self and focus less on getting ahead.
  9. Lean toward giving.
  10. Taste your food.

Pedaling faster isn’t practical when you’re heading in the wrong direction. You’re doing things that seem to work, but don’t. We all do.

When is less practical more practical?

You won’t redefine what works in one giant leap. Pursue one item from the above list. Better yet, make your own list.

What are some ways you could redefine what works?

What would you do differently if you started over?

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