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Do it again, years later.

At a conference in the late 2000s, one speaker passionately spoke about not doing the same thing twice. Don’t read a book twice, don’t watch a movie twice, and don’t visit the same vacation spot twice.

This advice is as foolish back then as it is now. 

As we grow, we change. The way we see and embrace things change. This is the incredible power of being a human: growth and change.

Last month I had the pleasure of rereading two books I read back then, and they merely reminded me of this person’s foolish advice. While both of these books have shaped my last 12 years, reading them now — with the new experience I’ve gained — allowed me to recognize new methodology within the writing.

Very (re)enlightening. 😆 

My advice is to DO IT AGAIN. Re-live that experience. Re-read that book. Re-watch that show. Just give it about 5-10 years. 😉