CHAPTER ONE

Disruption

What Conscious Choice Will You Make?

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

—Khalil Gibran

THE DEFINITION OF disruption is “a problem or action that interrupts something and prevents it from continuing.”1 Before we choose to initiate a change, our thinking needs to be disrupted in some way, usually by an external event. The essence of a disruption that enables change lies in asking yourself the question: can I afford to ignore this? Controlled change requires a conscious choice, triggered by an external event—an event that gains your attention; one that makes you reflect, stop, ...

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