On growing up

Excerpts/paraphrasing from the book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful” by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter.

When we do what we have to do, we are compliant.
When we do have we want to do, we are committed.

Flaws that prevent us from “growing up”.

  • Not listening
  • Failing to express gratitude
  • Refusing to express regret
  • Clinging to the past
  • Playing favorites
  • Making excuses
  • Claiming credit that we don’t deserve
  • Failing to give proper recognition
  • Negativity
  • Witholding information
  • Speaking when angry
  • Telling the world how smart you are
  • Making destructive comments
  • Passing judgement
  • Adding “too much” value
  • Winning “too much”
  • Punishing the messenger
  • Passing the buck
  • An “excessive” need to be me

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