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Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, Second Edition by Christopher P. Neck, Charles C. Manz

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Preface

 

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours.”

 
 --Richard Bach

History provides numerous examples of successful people who were confronted with many “can'ts” in terms of making their dreams come true.

  • Sandra Day O'Conner, the first woman on the United States Supreme Court, could not get a job as a lawyer on graduating from law school. The only job offered to her was that of a legal secretary.

  • Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player of all time, was cut from his high school basketball team.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's major composers, was told by a music teacher that he had no talent for music. In fact this teacher once remarked about Beethoven, “As a composer he is hopeless.”

  • As a young man, Walt Disney ...

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