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The Outward Mindset by The Institute Institute

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5 • Getting out of Our Own Way

For all the advantages that an outward mindset seems to offer, why would people ever be inward? It is tempting to blame difficult circumstances or challenging people. However, in our experience, what keeps people from an outward mindset is themselves. We get in our own way.

You might find yourself in circumstances that make this claim sound naive. Your boss may be difficult to work for. Perhaps you feel beat down by a critical spouse or overwhelmed by challenging children. You might be on the brink of financial ruin or feel as if your career has hit a dead end. In response to these or other difficulties, perhaps you have felt compelled toward an inward mindset. If so, we understand. We’ve been there too.

But we’ve ...

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