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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Until now, I’ve written mostly about my early career successes. I was on a roll. Everything I touched worked. Even though I was young, I was in control.

But I had to learn the hard way that it’s not only what you do right that gets you to the top; it’s how you deal with disappointment. You don’t get the job or the raise or the promotion that you want. The person you’re competing with gets the job you hoped you would get. There are many disappointments in everyone’s career, no matter how successful a person ...

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