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Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.
-- Henry Steele Commager
 

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Give yourself more options

Rather than complaining about the situation, work to give yourself more options. Rather than worrying about your vulnerability, or about the unreliability of others, give yourself more options.

When you have more options, you have more confidence, more control over your own affairs. Options give you the ability to walk away from a negotiation, and that enables you to negotiate from a position of power.

Options give you independence, the power of choice. Options provide you with multiple ways to respond to difficulty, multiple strategies for seizing opportunity.

Discovering and developing new options, takes work. That work is effort well spent because it earns you increased leverage over your circumstances.

Take inventory and ask yourself, what options do you now have? Then consider, what new options could you develop?

When you only have one possible path forward, that could be a big problem. Avoid that problem and enhance your effectiveness by working to create more options for yourself.

— Ralph Marston

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