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“Failure and defeat are life’s greatest teachers [but] sadly, most people, and particularly conservative corporate cultures, don’t want to go there...Instead they choose to play it safe, to fly below the radar, repeating the same safe choices over and over again. They operate under the belief that if they make no waves, they attract no attention; no one will yell at them for failing because they generally never attempt anything great at which they could possibly fail (or succeed).”
- Ralph Heath
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We are taught from a young age that failure is bad and something to fear. But, failure is an excellent stepping stone to success.
We never learn to move out of our comfort zone ...
... and failure is good even if it feels really bad when it happens.
Look for the greater message of the experience and expect it to, eventually, turn out for the good.
It means you are actually active, doing something, moving forward.
We limit ourselves, and we impede our ability to make big things happen when we buy into what society says will work or not work.
We must take a leap, take calculated risks, and be patient for the results. We don’t need to have everything worked out beforehand.
It’s the ability to take on someone else’s point of view when thinking.
By taking yourself out of the equation, the motivations of your opponent becomes clearer. And by understanding the othe...
When you break it down, almost every aspect of business involves an element of negotiation.
By honing your perspective taking skills, you are much more likely to come up with solutions that are acceptable to all parties.
A meta-skill is a high order skill that allows you to engage with functional expertise more effectively.
It magnifies and activates other skills and is a catalyst for learning an...
Skills are temporary; meta-skills are permanent.
Learning a second language gives you a skill, a learned ability. A meta-skill, on the other hand, is your ability to learn new languages. Developing that meta-skill, makes it easier to learn a third or a fourth tongue.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."