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  • I am Pascal Lamy.

  • I'm currently the chair of the Paris Peace Forum, among other exciting positions.

  • So here are my biggest lessons.

  • Keep learning every day, which implies a lot of curiosity and a lot of hard work.

  • This is what I did when I was serving my country, when I was serving the European Union, when

  • I was serving a major global organization, and it helped me a lot.

  • Don't forget that you will probably learn more from your failures than from your successes,

  • and that building a solid network of friends, of relationships, will help you moving towards

  • your ambition.

  • I was lucky enough to be able to do that when I was very young, and I can tell you, it served

  • me a lot.

  • Have values.

  • Make up your mind about what you believe is good or bad and stick to this value chain,

  • this value scale where you have to take tough decisions in life.

  • I had to take tough decisions in life including in deciding whether I would or not move to

  • this position, or to this place.

  • And I always tried to do it in believing I was doing it for the good and not for the bad.

  • Make sure you regularly take stock, in order to know whether or not you are on the road

  • which you have decided to embark on.

  • I always tried to do this.

  • It worked most of the time.

  • And then I sometimes I had to redress course in order to be back to the roadmap I had decided to follow.

  • Probably the most important of all, care about your loved ones in their hard times.

  • They will care and be with you in your hard times.

  • And there will be hard times, that's the price to pay to have great times.

  • And I had hard times, but I also had great times.

I am Pascal Lamy.

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