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10 Life Lessons To Learn From Andre Agassi's Book "Open"

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10 Life Lessons To Learn From Andre Agassi's Book "Open"
As Andre Agassi walks onto the stage, I see a man that looks as though he has fought many battles. His spirit is unwavering. As he begins to talk, he comes across as one of the few sages of sport...

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You are playing yourself

Life is not about winning against other people; it’s about winning against yourself.

Try to be just 1% better than you were the day before. The small steps are where the seemingly big steps ...

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What you feel is not important

Feeling and thinking mean nothing. It’s what you do with your thoughts and feelings that determine your success.

Take more action in the direction you want to go. If your dream is to be phen...

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Learning to love the things we hate

Throughout Andre Agassi’s book, he describes many times his hate for the sport of tennis. It’s clear by the end that he is able to deal with his hatred of...

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Bad feelings last longer than good ones

Andre Agassi describes winning as very anti-climatic. He explains that losing is the hardest part because it lasts ten times longer than the winning feeling. 

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Perfectionism will kill you

One of Andre Agassi’s career challenges was that he was trying to hit a winning ball every time. Towards the end of his career, he learned that not winning every ball, and remaining steady an...

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Winning is short-term

When Andre Agassi describes becoming number one, he says that he felt nothing. Even when winning important games, he describes the feeling as only lasting a short time.

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It’s not about you; it’s about others

Fighting our pain and relieving other people’s pain is why we’re here.

When we help people through their struggles, it helps ...

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Fear is your fire

Without fear, we would lose the fire to succeed at our dream.

When we become fearless, we become unmotivated and on the brink of failure. Let ...

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We see ourselves in other’s comebacks

There’s nothing interesting about constant success. We all get excited when we see someone struggle and then get to experience their comeback.

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Don’t think, feel

When we think too much, we block ourselves from achieving our goal. We have to learn to use our intuition and feel our way through challenges.

There’s a time f...

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