Chapter 8

A Plan for Action

No great thing is created suddenly.

—Epictetus—Greek philosopher, Stoics, AD 55–c.135

The purpose of this final chapter is to tie together the lessons learned from the previous chapters. It is designed to help you to maximize the potential offered by your strengths and to master four new skills: improvisation, design thinking, experimentation, and aesthetic awareness. In short, my goal is to provide you with a plan of action for development and transformation.

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Step 1: Inventory Your Thoughts and Cognitions

The biggest lesson I have ever learned is the stupendous importance of what we think. If I knew what you think, ...

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