Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood?
New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same.
"I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway," says Maxwell. "Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!"
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I could not handle another 'success' story after the first hour.
Ok, I get it. All the successful people the author discusses had difficult hardship and then turned it around and became successful. I think two examples would have sufficed and got the message across. The beginning and end of the book are great with clear direction and thought, outlining the differences between people who succeed after failure and those that do not. However, the middle of the book is like trying to get through an afternoon with your retired grandfather who can't help but tell story after story after story. "I remember the time...."
The content is very good. But what makes this a difficult listen is the file format is CD so you have one big 3 + hours file. Unless you sit down and listen to the whole thing it's easy to get lost. No chapter marking ... Nothing ! Don't know if its worth the money !