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Beating the Odds

Who Can Be Excellent?

If you’re like most people, you enjoy hearing stories of greatness. You like to learn about people who overcame adversity and who, against all odds, created success for themselves.

What you may not realize is that those stories need not be about others. They can be about you. And — this is the amazing part — the process is amazingly simple. In fact, anyone can accomplish the extraordinary.

Don’t take my word for it. Anson Dorrance, possibly the best coach in the United States, writes that the way you perform ordinary skills can determine whether you will gain extraordinary skills.

Dorrance, who has led the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team to 20 national championships, says that the biggest secret is that there are no secrets. Anyone can go about ordinary tasks in an extraordinary way. And that puts extraordinary achievement within the reach of everyone.

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