Open the Box – a towel

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Today I opened the box and found a towel. My thoughts almost immediately raced to Douglas Adams‘ book "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy" the the assertion that a towel is the most mind-bogglingly useful thing one can have.  It has comforting properties, has innumerable uses and is still fairly non-exceptional in presentation. I tried moving away from these qualities (if only because the book has so many other enticements for my imagination that I might likely get permanently derailed). The more I thought about these things, though, the more they made sense for what I’m considering.

In this analogy, what does a towel represent?  Good question.  It could be a member of your team. It might be a tool or set of tools you use everyday that has become second nature and integral to your productivity. It might be a set of principles you work or live by.  I could be a methodology you use or set of habits you  have developed to get stuff done.  It could be a best friend or mentor that you rely upon (and who relies on you, too).

Take some time today.  Discover what your towel is and reaffirm that it is, indeed, amazing.  Don’t take it for granted.

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