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Raise Your Game: How to succeed at work by Peter J. A. Shaw

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Chapter 9. Stretch Your Muscles

Raising your game requires you to stretch your muscles, although not so far that they will react adversely. Stretching your muscles both strengthens them and enables them to relax more easily. You may need to stretch your muscles in different ways when developing different competences. Doing so can mean chairing a meeting more effectively, building your profile or taking control of a situation. It can mean 'feeling the pain and doing it anyway'.

Why is it important to stretch your muscles?

Muscles that are not used wither away. A muscle that is not stretched becomes useless. Keeping different muscles working well will ensure that your whole body works effectively. Upping the pace necessitates keeping different muscles ...

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