Making decisions in an all-or-nothing way keeps things simple, but it limits your options. By keeping your mind open to other possibilities, you can sometimes find more creative solutions that work better.
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"I like to go for cinches. I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out."
-- Warren Buffett
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