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The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader's Guide for Building Inner Excellence by Richard L. Daft

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Chapter 13. Reprogram Yourself

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.

Albert Einstein

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley

HERE IS AN INTERESTING STORY about Eastern Orthodox spirituality. Some hundred pages of notes were written by a thirty-three-year-old man, a spiritual seeker with a withered left arm, a mendicant wandering from place to place in Russia during the mid-1800s owning only a knapsack in which he carried some dry bread. The man's name is not known. The notes tell the story of how he visited monasteries and churches seeking teachers to guide his spiritual growth. One day he heard St. Paul's admonition "Pray without ceasing," ...

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