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Followership by James Schindler

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CHAPTER 7

Positive Attitude

Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.

—Anthony Robbins

A positive attitude—optimism, expectancy, and enthusiasm—makes everything in business easier. A positive attitude boosts you up when you are down and supercharges you when you are already “on a roll.”1

A positive attitude sounds like something one should have at all times. However, I have been curious for a long time about how exactly this works. For example, I have been positive many times that I was going to win the lottery, and it has not happened yet. So maybe my attitude was not positive but perhaps just hopeful. ...

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