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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Chandler Steve

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108. Welcome Every Circumstance

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

—Bruce Barton

Your job as a great leader is to welcome every circumstance.

Uninspiring, unmotivational managers actually de-motivate their people by reacting negatively to circumstances as they arise. The first thing I want to realize in welcoming every circumstance is the difference between perception and circumstance. There is a huge difference. Perception is what drives human behavior.

Let’s say you are afraid of snakes. You don’t like snakes, you think snakes are creepy, and you believe they are dangerous to you, so you don’t care for them at all. You don’t want one in your home. ...

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