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Persuasion IQ: The 10 Skills You Need to Get Exactly What You Want by Kurt W. Mortensen

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CHAPTER TWELVE

PQ Skill #10

Self-Mastery and Personal Development

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.—THOMAS EDISON

There is a story about two neighbors who lived near each other in the mountains. They were quite competitive and were always testing each other’s strength. One day, the first neighbor challenged the second. They would see who could chop the most wood in three hours. The second neighbor agreed to the challenge. The first neighbor started out strong. As he chopped away, the second neighbor chopped for only ten minutes and then sat down under the shade of a large tree. The first neighbor could not believe his neighbor’s laziness. To his surprise, the second neighbor continued to take ...

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