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The Path of Least Resistance Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Path of Least Resistance
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“Secondary choices are always subordinate to a primary choice. Often there is no reason to make such choices outside the context of the primary choice that calls for them.”
Robert Fritz
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The Path of Least Resistance
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“But eventually you will find you return to your original behavior and attitudes. This is because your life is determined, insofar as it is a law of nature for you, to take the path of least resistance.”
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“To the reactive-responsive person it is not acceptable to spend your life on what you love, because what you love is not tied to the circumstances.”
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“In the creative process you do not make choices about what you do not want. You make choices about what you do want.”
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“Athletes and musicians may not enjoy practicing long hours, but they do so just the same; not out of duty, obligation, or any other form of self-manipulation, but because they are making secondary choices consistent with their primary choice to be able to perform music or excel at sports.”
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“Faith was the excuse you used if you didn’t have a good argument.”
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“Some people choose ‘to go to college’ rather than choose ‘to be educated’, or choose ‘to eat health foods’ rather than choose ‘to be healthy.’ Because this kind of choice invests undue power in the process, the result is inextricably tied to the process, and the ways in which the desired result can come about are limited.”
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“Creating is no problem - problem solving is not creating.”
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″[Creators] know that any emotion will change. But because emotions are not the centerpiece of their lives, they do not pander to them.”
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″[Creators] create what they create, not in reaction to their emotions but independent of them. On days filled with the depths of despair, they can create. On days filled with the heights of joy, they can create.”
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“The structural tendency of this organic process is for you to be attracted to those processes that will be particularly beneficial to your health. Those processes might include the usual, expected ones, such as health food and exercise, as well as unexpected ones.”
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“The human spirit will not invest itself in a compromise.”
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“Creators understand that their emotions are not necessarily a sign of the circumstances. They understand that in desperate circumstances they may experience joy, and in jubilant circumstances they may feel regret.”
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“You love your child for who the child is, not as an extension of your identity or as an example of your good parenting or even as a companion.”
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“You got to where you are in your life right now by moving along the path of least resistance.”
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“If you limit your choice only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.”
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“You are like a river. You go through life taking the path of least resistance. We all do—all human beings and all of nature. It is important to know that.”
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“You may try to change the direction of your own flow in certain areas of your life—your eating habits, the way you work, the way you relate to others, the way you treat yourself, the attitudes you have about life. And you may even succeed for a time.”
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“In the orientation of the creative, once you have consciously made the choice to be healthy and you are attracted to eating certain foods and following certain forms of exercise, you are involved in an organic process.”
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“If the creative process is so powerful, it would be natural to wonder why many artists have difficulties in their lives. It is because they do not know what they know.”

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