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The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change by Jon Gordon

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Embrace and Ride the Wave of Change
“So,is it easy being a Shark?” Gordy asked. “It is if you know how to think and act,” answered Sammy as they swam around a big coral reef. “Every day you have to choose whether you are going to be a shark or a goldfish—whether you are going to wait to be fed or whether you are going to find food. Each day you make this choice with your beliefs, thoughts, and actions. The choice is yours. What do you want to be? A shark or a goldfish?”
“Well, since I’m starving and won’t make it here in the ocean as a goldfish, I’d better become a shark!
“Good,” said Sammy. “I’m glad you said that. It’s such an important principle that I’m going to write it in this coral reef here with one of my shark’s teeth. That way if you forget the lessons I teach you or if you just need a reminder, you can always come back to this place. People always wonder why there are so many sharks’ teeth on the beach. Well, now they know. It’s because we love writing messages on rocks in the ocean. It’s a good thing our teeth grow back or else we wouldn’t be able to write or eat.” Sammy wrote on the coral reef: “Shark or Goldfish: It’s Your Choice” and it looked like this:
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“Okay, I’m a shark now,” said Gordy. “Now what do I do?”
“Now you find food,” said Sammy. “That’s what we do. We swim and we look for food. Preferably seafood. It’s the healthy way to live and good for the heart.” ...

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