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Winning from Within - A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change by Erica Ariel Fox

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CHAPTER 8

Performance: Carry Your Warrior’s Sword and Shield

Don’t wait for a Gandhi, don’t wait for a King,

don’t wait for a Mandela.

You are your own Mandela, you are your own Gandhi,

you are your own King.

—LEYMAH GBOWEE

While the Dreamer aspires, the Thinker analyzes, and the Lover connects, the Warrior gets the deal signed, sealed, and delivered. The Warrior is fundamentally about claiming your power, and using it carefully, consciously, and ethically.

With a Balanced Warrior, you won’t trample over other people. You won’t submit blindly to them either. Balanced Warriors don’t fight without a reason. They act in the service of Dreamers’ values and visions, fighting for principles like liberty, democracy, and human dignity.

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