One of the most popular self-improvement expressions is "good is the enemy of great." Although it sounds appealing, it might also be wrong.
We are told that we have to strive to be great to meet the ever-increasing pressures of today's world. But two-thirds of all employees report feeling burned out at work. It is probably not the kind of success everyone is after.
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