Chapter 40. Be a Force for the Positive: It’s Best to Buck Up When You’re Down

Turn off the sound during a tennis match and you can still tell who’s winning. The player who slumps her shoulders or grimaces after a bad shot is probably preparing to lose. In contrast, the player who can feel victory within reach just moves calmly on to the next shot, focusing on doing that one well and putting the mistake behind her.

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When you make a mistake at work, it’s important not to focus on the error, but to channel your energy into bouncing back.

When you make a mistake at work, it’s equally important not to focus on the error, but to channel your energy into bouncing back. This isn’t only about keeping yourself on the winning path, but others too, since ...

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