10 Life Lessons To Learn From Andre Agassi's Book "Open"
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 and consistent was far more crucial to him winning.
Rather than win at every task you do, try to remain consistent and concentrate on getting just that little bit better with a solid routine of habits.
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Show your gratitude and say thanks to the people who have ever helped you in any way.
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Keep faith in your action irrespective of the outcome. Eventually it will pay off.
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