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From Know-How to Do-How: The Short and Simple Guide to Making Change Happen by Ian Roberts, Dave Corbet

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STATE THE BREAKTHROUGH IN POSITIVE TERMS

Have you ever put batteries into a new torch or camera? If you put them in the right way around, you get power and everything works. If you put them in the wrong way around, the device doesn’t operate and you may even do some damage. Similarly, if you put your own batteries in the wrong way around – having negative intentions, for example – you can lose your motivation and feel powerless to make a breakthrough.

Playing to win is not the same as playing not to lose. Just watch a football match where both teams are playing not to lose and you’ll soon see the difference. However, when you get your intentions lined up in the positive direction so that you are clear what you want, you will feel energized and ...

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