January Book Review

Brian Tracy is the chairman of Brian Tracy International, a human resources development company headquartered in Solana Beach, California. He has written seventy books and produced more than eight hundred audio and video training programs.

Brian is also one of the top professional speakers and trainers in the world today. He focuses on the subjects of leadership, strategy, sales, personal achievement, and business success.

This book is very practical guide to getting thing done and focusing your life on really important stuff. It is full of practical advice, guidance and techniques.

It gives not only a scientifically proven explanation why it is hard to be effective and productive, but also provides hands-on techniques how to overcome obticles and succeed.

Author uses really good examples to illustrate his points. Sometimes they can make you laugh, but they always convey deeper meaning.

What I really liked about this book is that it explaines the science of the behavior patterns that prevent us from being successful in our evdeavours.

It answers the questions like:

  • why it is important to have clear focus
  • what stops us from succeeding at anything
  • why and how not to procrastinate

You get to know techniques how to prioritize your life not the list of things to be done.

What is wrong with the list?

90% of them are not applicable to a specific situation. What you do to be effective in your life depends on your priorities and values. As we are all unique in a way, it would be very hard to find a to do list which will work for you perfectly.

So I am always looking for techniques because they are universal and can be adjusted for personal needs.

This is my creteria for a good book 🙂

Ideas and quotes that stayed in my mind after finishing this book without too many spoilers 😉

  • Values – Vision – Mission – Purpose – Goals – Priorities – Actions
  • The root to all negative emotions is blame
  • default mind setting is failure
  • Learn to defeat your fears by practice
  • There is no such thing as a failure
  • Learned helplessness
  • Procrastination is learned behavior. WOW!

Best quotes qouted 🙂

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” Vince Lombardi

“A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” Larry Bird

“There are a thousand excuses for failure but never a good reason.” Mark Twain.

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