Why You Stopped Improving. And How to Fix It.

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If 10,000 hours creates an expert, why are so many people bad at their jobs?

There’s No Growth Without Feedback.

“If you are a duffer at golf, say, and make the same mistakes every time you try a certain swing or putt, 10,000 hours of practicing that error will not improve your game. You’ll still be a duffer, albeit an older one.”

Go First — Broadcast Your Own Weaknesses

“One trick I’ve discovered is that I try to speak really openly about the things I’m bad at, because that gives people permission to agree with me, which is a lot easier than pointing it out in the first place.”

“The world is changed by your example not your opinion.”

Ask For It. But Ask Well.

“He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.”

Listen. Don’t Defend and Debate.

“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

Appreciate Whoever Steps Up

Take Action

“Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.” — Mark Twain

“Don’t tell me you had a wonderful meeting with me. Tell me what you are going to do on Monday that’s different.”

Never Stop Improving.




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I don’t know where I’m going. But at least I know how to get there.

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