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Breaking through the barriers of our culture, upbringing, ethnicity, and all the other things that make us who we are, requires an open mind. Yet, an open mind is not easily attained or maintained because human beings are creatures of habit. We settle for dead-end jobs, abusive relationships, poor living circumstances, economic hardship, restrictive environments, and unrewarding chores because it seems too hard to change. It takes courage to take the first few steps in a new direction, especially because there is no guarantee that we will succeed. The courage to do so depends on our willingness to develop an open mind. Obtaining and nurturing an open mind requires the courage to let go of our old, outdated, inhibiting mindsets and embrace new ones.

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Marques, J. (2013). Open-mindedness—Most Limitations Are in Your Head. Replace Them.. In: Courage in the Twenty-First Century: The Art of Successful Job Transition. Palgrave Pivot, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137379542_2

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