Adam was stuck.

The work to this point had been almost easy, familiar—and largely without obstacles. Three years into his first job as CEO, his place in life felt natural. He was just drawing on what had made him a success all along—talent and drive, a dash of charm, but more than anything, confidence.

Confidence, as Adam saw it, laid bare your opportunities, put your skills to the test, and muffled that inner voice that sometimes rose up too early and too often, injecting self-doubt. Most obstacles are not new, they are just different enough to throw you off. Certainly, something in your experience can serve you, no matter your situation; ...

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