There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.


Having read through these chapters, you have studied the condensed results of hundreds of studies, essays, and books. But what remains when the dust has finally settled?

“Well, well,” you might tell yourself, “very interesting”—and then continue about your day, taking the same approaches you’ve always taken and doing the same things you’ve always done. Chances are you will continue working on becoming even more competent in your area of expertise. Good, but not enough. Don’t forget that competence alone isn’t enough—you must also focus on the perception of your competence. Think about this book as a personal reference ...

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