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The power of rituals 

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Rituals:  They drop heart levels. They alleviate anxiety. They deaden the fear by practicing it beforehand, strengthening confidence.

At the end of the day, you’re either ready or you’re not. But priming the mind with a ritual — whether it feels random or not — may just be the thing that gets you over the hump.

“Habits are more important than fears.” – Seth Godin

Read The power of rituals: they calm nerves and boost performance

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What do you feed the world?

They offer all types of food at some resorts in order to appeal to a wide global audience. The hope is that by offering guests a taste of back home that they’ll enjoy their trip even more.

But when you offer as diverse food selection as Amazon does books, the point of the trip gets lost in the long-tail.

We travel to get away from the ordinary rituals of daily life. Travelers should embrace surprises, and start doing so by simply eating the local food.

One fact of life is that you can’t possibly know something until you’ve tried it. Deep learning occurs only when you escape your comfort zone and get familiar with the unfamiliar.

The propensity to stick with only what you know begets ignorance. All life is an experiment, and experiments fail. But sometimes they work. You may end up favoriting a new dish.

Success and failure are fungible; whichever results, at least you can say you tried.