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Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray

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PRACTICE7Act As If in the Here and Now

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

—William James

Jason Roberts was an IT consultant living in Dallas. He got back to Dallas after visiting Europe, and he said to himself, “Everywhere I went in Europe they have these big beautiful plazas with pigeons and street vendors and all these wonderful things. Why don’t we have that in Dallas? Why don’t we have that in my neighborhood? Why do we just have giant freeway ramps and big empty spaces?”

If he hadn’t been a change agent, he might have left it at that.

But he thought, I want to see what I saw in Europe, but I want to see it happening here, in my hometown. I want more of that feeling.

The first thing he did was ...

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