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Thriving in Your Work by Peter Shaw

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LAY STILL

Do nothing to change the world

We admire people who are always taking action. We are impressed by their decisiveness, energy, determination and resolve. They always seem to know the right answers or at least they are always willing to debate what the right answer is.

The activity we admire in others can be about action or words or even confident body movements. The assertive movement of the arm or the focused look can give a powerful impression of being in control.

Perhaps a crucial skill is to lay still and be silent. The ability to be quiet in mind, body and spirit is a skill to be treasured and not dismissed. Having an internal ...

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