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Mastering Self-Motivation by Michael J. Provitera

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CHAPTER 9

Reinventing Yourself

The world is but a canvas for your imagination.

—Henry David Thoreau

Do you often find yourself burning the midnight oil or going the extra mile? When you are busy innovating, tapping into your creativity, and reinventing yourself, you often feel alone and apart from other people. That short-term lack of immediate connection is a result of your internal locus of control—your ability to control your own destiny. Scott Peck in The Road Less Traveled guides his readers through the hard and sometimes painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.1

Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken, the source of Peck’s title, shows what happens when you come at crossroads in life and have to make a choice. ...

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