When Going Through the Motions is a Good Thing

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When you hear the expression ‘going through the motions’, what comes to mind? Making a mediocre effort, yessing someone, lack of buy-in, and not caring about the final result come up for me. It’s generally not a positive picture.

There are times, however, when going through the motions is a good thing. Here’s an example from a personal experience.

When our family was at Hyde School, there was a system of…