Playing Too Small

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The following is a short book preview of Contagious Culture contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

Happy at Work: 60 Simple Ways to Stay Engaged and Be Successful
Jim Donovan, Novato, CA: New World Library (2014)

“Are you playing too small?

If you want to excel, set goals that cause you to stretch beyond your comfort zone and challenge you to step up.

You know what I mean: goals that both excite and scare you.

The thought of actually accomplishing them excites you, because it would be so fantastic. And the thought of even attempting to accomplish them scares you, because you still think you are not smart enough, skilled enough, or powerful enough, or some other illusion is stopping you. Remember that FEAR, False Evidence Appearing Real, is just that – false evidence. You have no reason to fear attempting your most audacious goals, so why not go for it (68-69)?”

Happy at Work is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

Jim Canterucci

I don't know everything. But I want to. The focus of our firm, Transition Management Advisors, is to develop leadership capabilities to create a championship culture, generate innovation, and successfully lead the resulting changes.

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