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Get off the Carrousel

Many of us, in work and in life, are stuck on a carrousel. Sure - it can be fun at times. But, the constant going around in circles is getting to us. Another day, another revolution, and we're right back where we started.

The constant motion and the ups and downs make it feel like we're going somewhere, but by being honest with ourselves, we realize that we haven't made any progress at all.

We've lulled ourselves into a false sense of achievement. We've distracted ourselves enough to think that the ride is worth it.

It's time to get off.

Worst of all, from our carrousel, we can see the people who aren't on one. The people making real progress, moving forward, off to somewhere else. They're going places. We're stuck.

The only difference between them and us is that they had the courage to step off and back away.

This weekend, resolve to stop riding and start moving.

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