APPENDIX A

Leading Transformation in Your Own Life

Could the ideas from behavioral transformation be applied to transform an individual life? Consider one poignant case study.

Seeing Possibilities That Lie in Plain Sight

David Whyte, a best-selling author, describes the moment when he realized he could change from an unfulfilling career in marine biology to his current vocation. Originally he had been attracted to marine biology while watching Jacques Cousteau films as a boy. But after many years of university study, he found himself working long hours at a desk writing repetitive educational modules, far from the ocean. For a time, the work had been satisfying because of the greater educational purpose. But slowly, the repetition and distance ...

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