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Building your Yes and No Muscles

Are you someone who finds yourself chronically saying “yes” to things that you don’t want to do? That extra shift at work? Those farewell drinks for someone you barely know? You want to answer “no” but it just doesn’t seem to happen.

Alternatively, perhaps you’re the type of person who breaks out in a sweat at the thought of saying “yes” to something?

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Are our bootstraps really enough?

Recently, this Leunig cartoon caught my eye. It made me think about the concept of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps to better our situation. The idea that if we just try hard enough, we have the capacity to change our circumstances. That we can overcome problems without any outside help. Ergo we should be able to overcome problems without any outside help.

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