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Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success by Dr. Stan Beecham

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Better Is the Enemy of Best

To find yourself, think for yourself.

—SOCRATES

We live in a culture that is obsessed with “better.” No matter what we have or how well we are doing, we want better. Furthermore, we passionately believe that the desire to do better or have more is critical to actually being successful. We blindly embrace the mantra “You have to want it to get it,” but we should also acknowledge that relatively few people have actually put this to the test. Think about it this way: Do we actually get better because of our desire to improve? Or are our actual growth and development caused by something other than this desire for better? ...

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