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Why Wait to Be Great? by Terry Hawkins

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Chapter 8Happiness Is a Choice

How we deal with feedback is really about choice. Whether we interpret the feedback positively or negatively depends on the perception we choose to adopt. It can be tempting to make it about the other person or the circumstance. But whether we see it as a personal attack or an opportunity for growth is our choice.

A woman who worked for me years ago was constantly late, especially for work, and when I would question her about it, she would blame the bus! “The bus is always late!” she would exclaim, not realizing that it wasn’t the bus’s responsibility to get her to work on time. It was her responsibility. My suggestion that she catch an earlier bus was not received with much gratitude — and she would continue to ...

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