7. Attitude, Altruism, and Altitude

It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.

William James

Every week, I spend almost 10 hours sitting in traffic. That’s because I live in Silicon Valley. Even though I know I commute with more than two million other people on the highway, sometimes I don’t get out of the house on time. I’m like most people. When I’m late for work and rushed, I get behind the wheel anxious about making it into the office to get started on work or making it to a meeting on time. Being a driver who grew up in Boston, I drive “assertively” and with full intention to get to where I need to go ... fast. Of course, with the mass of traffic on the road ...

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