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A scientist once ran an experiment which he called "processional caterpillars". He lined up caterpillars on the rim of a pot that held a plant so that the lead caterpillar was head to tail with the last caterpillar, with no break with the parade. The tiny creatures walked around the rim of the pot for a full week before they died of exhaustion and starvation. Not once did any of the caterpillars break out of the line and venture over into the plant to eat. Food was only inches away, but the follow the leader instinct was even stronger than the drive to eat and survive!
When we find ourselves in the rut, we do well to ask ourselves these three questions:
1. Is this rut is my own making? We tend to choose a rut because it’s comfortable and requires no risk. To get out of a rut, make new choices.
2. Who am I following? We adopt certain patterns in our lives because someone has taught them to us directly or by example. Make sure you are following good leaders; don't simply follow the crowd.
3. Where am I going ? Ruts develop when we lose a sense of vision of our lives... When we are "just traveling" through life and not attempting to arrive at a destination. Goals take you somewhere!
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd"
 

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A good life lesson Richard. Thanks for sharing :)
 

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Hey, that was interesting Richard. You know, the example of the caterpillars reminded me sometimes when I used to have a bad low but couldn't comprehend that I should have something to eat or drink to bring my sugar up. Even though it was right there. Just like the caterpillars. :D
 

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Yes I am like that too as when I have a low it seems that I might as well have blinkers on as the food is just right in front of me. :rolleyes:
 
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