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The Winning Factor by Peter Jensen

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CHAPTER 7Embrace Adversity

“In the past, in any situation that wasn’t going well or where things didn’t work out the way I wanted them to—in other words, in which I was facing adversity—my first reaction was to blame others or work harder—do more of what I was doing and try to do it better. I had a philosophy professor sit me down one day and say, ‘If you took half the energy you put into telling me how unfair it all is and tried to work harder at unraveling and acting on the lesson this disappointment presents you with, not only would you be stronger, but it would also make it a lot easier for the rest of us to help you and work with you.’ Initially that just irritated me. One day I was reading about Jerry Garcia, late singer of The Grateful ...

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