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Leadership Lessons: 10 Keys to Success in Life and Business by Julie K. Thorpe, Greg Swartz

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Prologue

 

Throughout history, people have debated about why some achieve much greater success than others. These are the four most widely believed theories:

  • Hard work, perseverance, risk taking, and superior individual habits are the essentials for great success.
  • Everyone is capable of great success. You just have to find a way to get beyond your fears to discover and liberate the creativity within you.
  • Big breaks come from being in the right place, with the right people, at the right time.
  • Heredity and early environment form the basis for future success.

The Truth and Limits of Success Theories

There is truth in each of these theories of why people succeed. But the last two suggest that there is a “life lottery” determining your chances of ...

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