Yesterday, I was vacuuming so quickly that I inadvertently picked up some valuable coins in the dirt. It reminded me of times when I have been quick to judge and dismiss something that appeared completely useless or unwanted because I was not looking for the good or opportunity presented. I was only focusing on the surrounding dirt.
Limiting beliefs are what drive this behavior, and they also permeate our political sphere. We do this to each other before, during and after elections, to justify our actions. Campaigns capitalize on it as they surround the coins with as much dirt as possible hoping it will all get vacuumed up. The irony is that the coins are valuable even to those piling on the dirt, and everyone loses when the vacuum blindly runs.
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