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How to Change Absolutely Anything by Prof. Damian Hughes

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Step 9

Be aware of where you’re sitting: understanding what influences you to find the key to change

Reporter interviewing a 104-year-old woman: “What’s the best thing about being 104?” “That’s easy. No peer pressure.”

We are all familiar with the famous words of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon: ‘One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.’ What’s less well known is that he added a phrase under his voice: ‘Over to you, Mr Blatsky.’

When asked about this he would say it was a private joke. But during a lecture tour of American colleges in 1995 he was quizzed about it again. After a pause he replied that he could now explain it, as sadly Mr Blatsky had passed on. His answer was a tribute to the power of conditioning. ...

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