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Leading with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn

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Chapter 8

From Change to Growth

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

—WILLIAM JAMES

One of the most powerful legacy-provoking questions I ask myself is, “Who do I want to become?” Whenever I am feeling lost, I consider this query, and I instantly find myself connecting with who I am and who I want to be.

Though this inquiry evokes powerful thoughts, merely thinking is not enough. If we truly want to become our best, we must be willing to move our feet. That means doing whatever it takes to get better, which generally involves changing our behavior and our way of being. ...

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