Thursday, August 8, 2019

Here’s Why “Attitude is Everything!!”-The Book ‘Winning Attitude’ by Jeff Keller

Chapter 1- Here’s Why “Attitude is Everything!”
The Book ‘Winning Attitude’ by Jeff Keller
The Book ‘Winning Attitude’ by Jeff Keller starts with the Quote “The greatest discovery of my generation I that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind”,-William James.

Writer believes that Attitude is not only important, but it is Everything. People with positive attitude are optimistic. So they focus on “can” instead of “can’t” and they see possibilities instead of limitations. They are solution seekers and possibility thinkers. Our attitude is the foundation and the starting point for our success and fulfillment.
This chapter mainly focuses on how positive attitude or optimism is the foundation of other keys to success. Few examples are explained as follows:

Confidence: The person who has a positive attitude is very confident and persuasive. The person believes him or herself and moves forward with the expectation of success whereas negativity breeds doubt and hesitancy.

Persistence: Optimism leads to persistence. Optimistic persons can repeatedly attempt until he or she reaches his or her objective and goal. They believe they are going to achieve their goal and reach the destination in the long run. They don’t give up and never quit.

Resilience: Resilience is an important key to success. What is our attitude when we fail or knocked down? Do we stand up again and again on our feet and move forward? Negative people get more pessimistic when things don’t go as planned. But extremely positive don’t resist life’s events or situations, curse their fate or bemoan how bad things always happen to them. Instead, they believe that everything happens for a reason. This approach helps them to overcome setbacks and move forward with the flow.

Courage: It takes courage to be successful and be sustained in that state for longer. When we believe that we can do something, we develop the courage to move forward despite any fears. Negative people can’t overcome their fears and tend to back away.

Enthusiasm and Energy: We can feel the positive energy of a positive attitude person. They are so pumped up and we can feel better just by being around them. They boost each other. Negativity is an energy drain, while optimism is an energy enhancer.

Health: Most of the time we become sick when we feel significant stress and consumed with negativity. When we are feed with negativity, we feel tired and lazy. The moment we improve our attitude, our health improves. We start feeling lighter and younger internally and externally. The cells of our body come alive when we are positive.

Encouraging Others: As we start to see and utilize more of our own potential, we become able to see the greatness that lies in every individual. We start believing in others potential and ability and ultimately turn into a great leader. They encourage other people and bring the best out of them.
Gratitude: When someone is negative, he/she tend to focus their attention on what is ‘wrong’ with their life and they don’t appreciate the beauty that is all in and around them. But positive people appreciate everything. They also find that they feel better when they’re dwelling on their blessings, rather than complaining and finding faults.

Perspective: This is a logical progression from our increasing feelings of gratitude. You appreciate the many positives in our lives and recognize that we far outweigh any problems or temporary inconveniences. We start seeing things from a bigger perspective and positively.

Approachability: Negative people create distance and positive people create attraction and closeness. The optimistic person initiates a smile and people feel certain connection with positive people and enjoy the time they spend with positive people.

Spiritual Growth: When we are filled with positive thoughts and feelings, we begin to appreciate ourselves and others more. We begin to sense that there’s a purpose behind everything and that you are part of a bigger master plan. We also trust our intuition more and realize that we are receiving guidance on our journey. Positivity leads towards self-realization and spiritual growth.

The list above is the outcome of the positive attitude which are keys to success. Our attitude is a choice that we make every day in our life. We should take wise decisions to build an unshakable positive attitude.

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Summary of the Book-"The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy!! Life Changing Message!!

Summary of Book The Compound Effect

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The main theme of the book "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy, is that success does not come with instant heroic actions or brave decisions, but it comes with the small choices which we take in daily basis consistently over a long period of time. 

Smart Small Choices and Consistency:

Our choices compound into behavior, behavior compound into habits, habits compound into results. 
Summary of Book The Compound Effect

Those results can be our health, wealth or business, or relationships. The compound effect on these results may be positive or negative, based on our small choices which we take on a daily basis. if we choose and take decisions wisely and maintain our discipline as well as act upon those choices and decisions consistently, we definitely get great results in every aspect of life over a period of time. But wrong choices left us with failures in all aspects of life. We are the only hundred percent responsible one, for our success or failure. We can't blame others because choices were ours and the responsibility of results is also ours.

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MAGIC PENNY and Microwave Mentality:

Summary of Book The Compound Effect

Through the example of Magic Penny, in which writer has illustrated how the value of one penny compounding daily exceeds three million dollars by three times in 31 days. What we can understand from this example is we must have a long term vision approach instead of the short term instant approach of seeing things. Many times we want results instantly and if we don't get results over a short period of time, we start getting frustrated, panic, and want to quit sometimes. But the writer says, most of the energy is consumed in the initial phase of any journey. 

Rocket Launching and Big MO:

Every journey is similar to launching the rocket. The power and energy which is required in the initial phase to overcome the gravitational pull are more than the energy required in the rest of the whole journey. 
Summary of Book The Compound Effect

In our case, those gravitational pulls might be impatience, bad habits, wrong perspective, etc. So we have to be patient, develop good habits consistently no matter how uncomfortable, frustrating or unexciting it could be. But we have to put our great efforts, focus, and patience in the initial phase of our journey. Our these disciplines and actions eventually develop a rhythm which creates a greate momentum in the journey. 
Summary of Book The Compound Effect

The WHY Power:

But this momentum can die with time if we are not consistent, so we should keep on going and going. The writer also mentions that our why power is the best factor which makes us keep going in the long run. The habits and behavior which don't align with our core values and WHY should be changed now so that we convert ourselves into a successful version of us in the coming future. We should ake the right choices in the present so that we would not have to regret in the future.

If we want to make this powerful law of compounding work for us, we should start taking those tiny wise steps, make small smart choices, change our wrong habits from today. 

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