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Fearless at Work: Achieve Your Potential by Transforming Small Moments into Big Outcomes by Molly Fletcher

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REPROGRAMMING YOUR DEFAULT SETTINGS

Do one thing every day that scares you.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Some habits are so natural to us that we do not even recognize them as something we can change. But to fear less, you must take a serious inventory of your patterns of thinking and acting in the small moments of life. Fearlessness becomes fundamental and second nature to us when we reprogram these default settings.

The trades in this chapter create behavioral changes that are particularly important if you want to break out of your current situation. Magical thinking says that you can white-knuckle your way past fear to a new mindset, but in truth, we change our way of thinking about ourselves one small moment at a time. It is not a sudden movement ...

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