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Get Lucky: How to Put Planned Serendipity to Work for You and Your Business by Lane Becker, Thor Muller

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Commitment Issues

Though we talk about it as a single skill, commitment depends on two distinct qualities. First, commitment is nothing unless it's in the service of a meaningful purpose. Driving relentlessly towards a goal that is changeable or fails to inspire will only erode commitment and the appearance of serendipity itself, as we'll soon see. Purpose is the reason our companies exist, as well as a big part of what makes for a healthy, serendipity-friendly culture and activities.

The other key factor in commitment is stick-to-itness, the steadfast determination to stay true to your purpose. As Lugari demonstrated when Gaviotas' situation was at its most dire, real stick-to-itness is maintaining your resolve precisely when it is hardest, ...

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