SUCCESS for Teens

Real Teens Talk about Using the Slight Edge

Jeff Olson and Others
    • 4.0 • 544 Ratings

Publisher Description

The SUCCESS Foundation™ believes every teen needs to be directed toward a path that enables them to achieve their goals, pursue a career and become productive citizens. That's why we created SUCCESS for Teens™, a book illustrating the importance of clarifying goals, practicing the small efforts necessary for success, and accepting responsibility for one's own destiny. Organized in an easy-to-read format and sprinkled with engaging exercises, action steps and stories from real teens, SUCCESS for Teens helps teens embrace eight principles that will allow them to shape the futures they want.

Young Adult
October 18
Success Foundation, TX nonprofit corp.

Customer Reviews

Riseabove4change ,

The true message is at the heart of the book

What are you passionate about? What amazing plans do you have for your future? How will you make this happen? As you read this book, keep those questions in mind. By applying the slight edge principles to your life every day you will be amazed as you see your big dreams become a reality. So many young folks are on fire to make a difference in this world, I like the fact that there are books like this available to help them accomplish their dreams.

rnassor ,


I can't believe people are trying to sell this junk. I mean seriously.... It's a guide designed by adults who want hardworking robots.

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I'm only 11, but decided to download this book anyways. It's boring, and I would like to point out a two very strange things the author said.
1. He said that most teens these days don't have goals and get bad grades. I would like to say that the middle school I'm going to has really smart kids, and last year, there were 32 kids in honors square math, and that lots of the teens going to the high school have a lot of goals! I don't know if the author actually did some study on this (which I doubt) or just presumed that most teens don't get good grades and don't have goals. Either way, if you start a book about getting goals saying that the majority of the population of people your age don't have any, well, that makes the reader think that what's the point in getting them if the majority don't have any?
2. He said that when he was 19 that he was headed to the worst type of life but then when he was 20 he graduated top of his class and got excellent grades. How did he do that that fast? I mean, in real life, you can't suddenly become super smart in a matter of weeks. Learning is built on other learning that if you don't have will make it impossible to learn other things. You can't learn everything that you missed out on when you are 19! You can do that in Elementary school, middle school, maybe even the firsT year of high school, but when you are 19 and you began to miss out on stuff starting at 5th grade, you are trying to make up for 9years of missing out. Now how do you do that in 12 months?

The book probably held some very interesting lessons, I'm sure, but the author made it really boring, it's more boring than reading War and Peace!* If I find it so boring, what would a 14 year old who could be chatting with her best friends right now instead of reading the book think?

*Note that I didn't read anymore than 5 pages, so my commentary may be untrue at some points.

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