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Mastering Self-Motivation by Michael J. Provitera

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CHAPTER 7

A Look at Positive Psychology

Once you begin your journey, it is not what you will get when you reach the finish line, but it is what you become.

—Zig Zigler

Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind in order to make a difference in this world. You have within you the power to change the world.1

Many great people were not considered bona fide geniuses early in life. For example, Thomas Edison’s teacher said that he was too stupid to learn anything. He was fired from his first two jobs for being nonproductive. Edison subsequently made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts to invent the light bulb. When a reporter asked him how he felt about failing so often, Edison replied, “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light ...

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