Excerpt from “How to Succeed”

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I was coaching third base for my daughter’s softball team. As the girls made it from second to third base, I made sure to talk through the situation with them (“OK, we have two outs. We’ll run home on a fair ball.”).

After saying pretty much the same thing a dozen times or so–“On a hit, we’re going to run home. Run hard.”–a little girl turned to me and responded, “You mean I’m going to run home!”

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