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Influence in Action: How to Build Your Conversational Capacity, Do Meaningful Work, and Make a Powerful Difference by Craig Weber

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SHARPENING YOUR SKILLS

Learning to Balance Candor and Curiosity, One Skill at a Time

You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

JIM ROHN

Earning a black belt in karate. Piloting an aircraft. Driving a car. Performing neurosurgery. Performing a role in a Shakespearean play. Climbing the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Dancing with the Paris Opera Ballet. Playing tennis, curling, guitar, golf, or piano. Balancing candor and curiosity under stress. What do all these activities have in common? You can’t just read a book and pull them off competently—you must first acquire the skills.

This is an important point. As I ...

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