Do you want to be great? Better find some grit and dig in.

Oh, and by the way, you still have the ability to enjoy success, even if your biggest achievement to date was not burning down your parents’ basement when you crashed there for a particularly dark three-year stint. The past is not a predictor of your future (hallelujah!). Don’t let someone you perceive as smarter than you make you feel like you don’t have what it takes to reach the top.

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Back on the clock.

Summer speeds by, and now my own summer vacation is past tense. While on hiatus from the office, I tried to carve out quality time with family, decelerate and disconnect. My method must have worked too well. When I showed up for work, my body wasn’t quite ready to quit the holiday. I felt anxious over the thought of opening my inbox and facing a full plate.

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