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The capacity to act differently

Reactive, rarely trying to get ahead. Missiles of external stimuli successfully impede all proactivity. The mind needs psychological conditioning to strengthen itself against constant connectivity; we shouldn’t have to swat flies to maintain voluntary attention. 

Two things drive sticktuitiveness: purpose and enjoyment. A living thing sets its attention and energy while fending off destruction. We seek to align with our plans, not the objectives of others. 

No one purchases our imagination and instills expectations. Play comes naturally, as does thinking differently.  

Ambition is never so rigid that it drives a flight or fight response — we need to stay as loose as a goose. So we view reality like it’s the first time. 

A child-like curiosity helps keep the world new and exciting. We gather new approaches and anticipate fresh ideas when we stand on our toes. 

The capacity to act is a strange one — it requires decisiveness and bravery. The last thing we want to be is a fraud. 

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.