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Is Playing It Safe Holding You Back? Four Risks You Need to Take

Challenge assumptions

The world is changing fast. Holding on to the ideas of yesterday can prevent you from achieving success tomorrow.

Be willing to step away from the old assumptions into a place of not knowing. This will leave room to acquire new knowledge to move to a place you truly want to go.

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