Winner Takes All: Exceptional People Teach Us How to Find Career and Personal Success in the 21st Century

By Noelle Nelson | Go to book overview

visualization to help you figure out the validity of your choice. See yourself in your mind's eye actually living your Dream, not the rewards the Dream might bring, but what the day-to-day living of your Dream would be. Then ask yourself: Have I made a choice that works for me, that I consider doable?

If you find that you can't see yourself living your Dream as you've currently described it, then reconfigure your Dream so you can. Just because you can't immediately see how you'd live your Dream doesn't mean you have to give it up! Don't let yourself get away with the "I dunnos." Use the examples of Paul, May, Kathy, and Jim to help you figure out how to make your Dream work for you. You may find that you alter one part of your Dream, or redefine your Dream into a series of choices, or split it into several Dreams that you may or may not seek to fulfill at the same time. What is important at this point is to have a clear statement of your Dream, which you can see yourself living day to day. Don't worry about how you are going to actualize your Dream. We'll discuss that in later chapters.


Step #2: Release Fears and Doubts

Your Dream will only be workable if you release whatever fears and doubts you may have that get in the way of your seeing your Dream as genuinely doable. Fears are often hidden behind "Yeah-huts," and "Whatifs?" so look for those or variations thereof. Work through your fears by examining them to see if they are of the knee-jerk variety, an automatic response to past experience. Fears of making a wrong choice are defused by visualizing the day-to-day living of your Dream and thinking it through carefully. Once you've done that, realize that you'll really only know if you've made a "right choice" as you live it, and that choices can be made anew all along the way.

Having made a workable choice, it's now time to figure out how your choice works with who you are and what you want in your life. In other words, it's time to make a wise, empowered, and committed choice so your Dream can effectively pull you into the successful Future you seek.


NOTES
1.
Peter Ames Carlin, Joanne Fowler, "Flour Power", People Magazine, July 20, 1998, pp. 101-102.

-91-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Winner Takes All: Exceptional People Teach Us How to Find Career and Personal Success in the 21st Century
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 211

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.