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Liquid Thinking: Inspirational lessons from the world's great achievers by Damian Hughes

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Chapter 9. DO YOU SWIM WITH SHARKS OR DOLPHINS?

 

"Start each day with a smile and get it over with."

 
 --WC FIELDS, COMEDIAN AND ACTOR (1880–1946)

"There are men in your squad we wouldn't go into battle with," said the Royal Marines senior training instructor and rattled off their names.

"But why? What is it about them? They are clearly great at their jobs. Why wouldn't you go into battle with them?"

"It's not about their skills, Clive. It's about their attitude and their effect on the team. There are hundreds of soldiers who can run for three days, think on their feet and handle a weapon. But some aren't suited to working in a high-pressure team situation. It might be the smallest trait, like a moan when the going gets tough. One wrong team player ...

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