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Turning hate into success

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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines hate as “intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger or sense of injury.”

By this definition, I hate to succeed — that is I channel what is normally seen as a negative emotion to fuel my success.

Let’s flashback to 1996 when an 8-year-old boy was auditioning for a role, any role, in a local theater’s production of the “The Wizard of Oz.”

He had been convinced to tryout by his mother, who thought acting would be a great avenue for her oldest son to explore.

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