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Your Trajectory Code: How to Change Your Decisions, Actions, and Directions, to Become Part of the Top 1% High Achievers by Jeffrey Magee

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Chapter 9What Line Really Matters? Smart versus Safe Trajectory Decisions

The trajectory of a smart decision versus a safe decision is light years apart—and the incremental influences of each of these trajectories are significant, comprising the mental imprint of your TC and that of others. In a business, the difference can mean the influence on making market leaders or market followers. A manager makes safe decisions, and a leader makes smart decisions that, when extrapolated, can take you to Point B trajectory placements. Often, safe decisions are what lead to Gap implosions and bring you to an undesirable point.

Exploring why individuals may engage in a trajectory that involves safe versus smart decisions and actions can vary. But the following 10 items are some of the typical imprints for why you and others may select a less fulfilling Line in the end. We make safe decisions because:

  1. We lack self-discipline when seeking trajectory perfection.
  2. Stakeholders lack a sense of proactiveness; they're always waiting for someone else to make the decisions, or direct them to the implementation of a decision.
  3. We lack independent thought capacity, which someone who really does lack the independent PCI depth to make a smart decision is typically aware of. This person works hard to deflect attention away from how bad they suc while castigating others. Subsequently, they constantly make safe decisions, regardless of intermediate or long-term trajectory needs—or whether in the end they ...

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