Winning, change, success and bad moods

sent by Nick Grantham | 15th June 2021

"Only those who dare to lose, win."


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There have been plenty of times when I've tried something, and it's been a monumental flop. But it didn't happen every time.

Source: Don't Let Your Fears Stand in the Way by Rick Bolton

"Everyone understands the need for change in the abstract, but on the day-to-day level, people are creatures of habit."

Robert Greene

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I've worked across a wide range of environments in diverse settings. I'm often asked questions about my approach to onboarding. For me, the key is to embed myself gradually. As the outsider coming into a new organisation, I'll take my time to settle in and see where I can make an impact. Then, if a change needs to happen, I'll respect what's gone on before my arrival. Too much change in a short space of time can be unsettling. Slow change is lasting change. Make it feel like a sympathetic improvement on the past.

Source: The Concise 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

"There is no secret to success; it is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure."

Colin Powell

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The only sessions that have been a car crash are the ones I didn't prepare for adequately. There are times when I've not put the groundwork in, and results have been well below par. I've made the same mistakes more than once! What have I learned during my 24-year career? Preparation is king. Hard work will deliver results. If you screw up, make sure you learn from it and don't make the same mistake twice.

Source: Colin Powell

"Don't let your mood dictate your manners."


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It's too easy to use mood as an excuse for bad manners. So don't be that person. You may be having a bad day; someone may have just said something to upset you. But it doesn't give you a get out jail free card.

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