Accept compliments but do not inhale

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When it comes to compliments, you accept them but you do not inhale.

Compliments are as ephemeral as a Facebook like. They acknowledge your existence and provide a dopamine boost. But they also turn the ego into an enemy. Praise takes no responsibility for the passion and head work at play.

Rather than seeking social validation, you should be cranking up the work.

Passion helps bring your hobby to the job. “In the long run, we find what we expect,” [easyazon_link identifier=”1619493918″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]Henry David Thoreau[/easyazon_link] wrote. “We shall be fortunate then if we expect great things.”

Autonomous in your choices, the magic number of greatness precedes you. Remember to pace yourself and slow down the breath.

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Published by Wells Baum

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