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Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues by Jake Breeden

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Chapter 9

Extinguish Your Backfires

Before you ever did anything, thought anything, or believed anything, you sensed something. Inside your mother's womb you started the lifelong work of making sense of the world. You've spent your entire life constructing meaning out of the details you perceive. At first, it's physical. As a baby you learned the response that crying would get. As a toddler you learned how it felt to bump your head on a corner.

As you became an adolescent you began to make fundamental choices about how to perceive the world. Is it hard work or luck that pays off? Is life fair? Is it better to stand out or fit in? As you became an adult and entered the workplace, you made choices about how to perceive the world of work. Are excellence ...

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