Chapter 10. The Successful Life


“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit.”


You are valued for your contribution and were promoted on the basis of your accomplishments. You’ve gone from team member to team leader. Your sights are set on the next level or the one after that, and maybe the executive suite someday. In other words, you feel as if you’ve made it.

Does that mean you can stop learning, growing, and developing? Hardly. Lessons to be learned can be found at every stage, from Day One to retirement and beyond. Many of those lessons have very little to do with your career per se but have a major impact on your success. Those lessons have to do with how well you achieve balance—between your personal ...

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