Remember to touch base

A few months ago, picking up an old-new notebook from my stock of pillaged office stationery, I was surprised by my own handwritten quotation on the first page.

Remember to touch base. Base is where you were before you became lost.

I copied it onto a Post-It that is now stuck on my monitor, but I didn’t look for the source until today.

It in fact comes from ‘The Rules of Life’ by Richard Templar. I read that book in 2004 during a phase of self-improvement although I don’t remember being impressed.

Maybe it was prescient that I wrote this particular rule down back then only for me to find it now when the advice seems much needed. Coincidentally, last week whilst rummaging through boxes in the attic, I held the book in my hands, considering whether to read it again before putting it back.

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