There is a secret magic at work in all of us, too often ignored. I see the evidence of it every day of the work week.

I was warned that my job would be difficult. I was told that getting people to do their best would be hard. I was told to expect politics, pressure, and positioning for the upper hand. I was cautioned to mistrust all I observe. Someone would be trying to “get over” on me, or so I was told.

None of that is true. In fact, the opposite. People exceed my expectations. They are professionals. They are deeply caring. They put their clients first.

When I was told all these things, I refused to believe. Instead, I made my expectations clear and I praise people consistently, sometimes to the point where they are embarrassed.

And I am grateful. This is the true magic. Now they do not wish to disappoint.

I didn’t believe in the shadow, and now the shadow does not exist.

I believed in everyone’s light, and now only light exists.

Imagine if we all believed that about each other.


About Dr. R. Wolf Shipon

Dr. R. Wolf Shipon (Dr. Why Not?!) is a human performance expert and licensed psychologist in NY and NJ who mobilizes people to make no-excuses, immediate change. He has extensive training and certification in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) consults with executives all over the world.
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