This book provides the listener with the tools to bounce back from all of the setbacks in life. Each setback can be devastating and demoralizing, however, having the proper tools can make the process easier. Listen with open ears and an open mind.
As always, Maxwell does a great job at clearly covering a topic in an organized and easy to follow way. This is a great book for anyone who is in the trap of negative self-talk and can't quite seem to take themselves to the next level. It's also a great book for anyone who simply wants to give themselves a good re-charge of their optimism.
Maxwell gives 15 great ways to make failure become a stepping stone to success through viewing it differently. If you have recently suffered a failure and can't get out of the dumps, buy this and listen to it!
This book is full of metaphorical stories mingled with statistics. It provides lessons from failure and formulas to achieve success by using failure as a pathway towards it. I highly recommend reading and implementing its precepts.
Standard ideas from positive psychological roots. I liked it, though square shoulders and positive thinking are not always the keys to success, and people most often don't give up because the principles herein are lost upon them. Instead, the type A red, western greed, as a chief token of success is not invalid, it just is limited to those types of people. Personally, though I identify with the principles in this writ, I do not believe that any exercising of will, to a deliberate good, is key. Instead, Christ himself is key, and secularizing the gospel, in order to appeal to the widest audience is a position that promises what it cannot ultimately provide.
Still, in hopes that the forgetting of self will cause one to flow unto Heaven, I support the concepts herein, save only, the fact that the tone of the presentation will call upon the carnal ambition to "succeed" in promising wealth and empire, rather than smaller stewardships of smaller community style entrepreneurs; and for that, I shrug, and wonder at the state man.
This book was just a little bit fragmented in spots, however, there were some great principles that were definitely applicable. I would recommend this book to anyone.
I love John Maxwell and have enjoyed a couple of other audiobooks (and physical books) of his. Sadly, I cannot recommend this one. It's just too short, too shallow, and one has to think that the full version of the book would have a lot more meat on the bone.
I did not see that it was abridged before I clicked to buy it, and listened through it because of its brevity and in the hope there would be more – but there wasn't.
I hope Maxwell/Nelson will come out with more full-length audiobooks like the outstanding Intentional Living.
I might READ another book by Maxwell, but I would not listen to another book by Maxwell.
I downloaded this audiobook after reading about 2/3 of the digital written version. It does not have whisper sync, so I was trying to follow along in the book to get my bookmarks to correspond. I discovered the audio version omits portions of the book. I'm not talking about changing a word here or there. Some omissions were as short as a sentence, but some were as large as a paragraph or half page. I was most disappointed by the omission of various short stories that elaborate on the concepts covered in a chapter.
Other than omitting large portions of the book, yes.
The book itself was enlightening. The audio version make me disappointed and almost angry.
Don't bother with the audiobook. Get the written version instead.