I'm a little obsessed with self control and discipline, and have been developing personal discipline for years now.
This book is good for anyone at any level of their journey to self mastery. Definitely a book that will be on repeat for years to come.
This author has a lot of good material to discuss in his book, but seriously should have hired a narrator. His voice his monotonous and boring. If you can go pass that, he does cover many good points. I do recommend reading this book...but get a good strong coffee first to not fall asleep while driving!
Motivating, thought provoking
I liked the reminders of the importance of goal setting and not making excuses for poor performance.
Clearly and simply articulated principles for success.
I would. I liked the clean, spare approach to self-help.
This was my first one.
Start today and make it a habit.
I plan to listen to this again. For the lists of exercises it might be helpful to have a paper copy.
Personality: Intellectually Driven
Even do this book is not a detail analisis, it conforms an overall view of life procedures, am sure you will find something that applies to you, in your past, present or future.
I didn't love this book but I do enjoy Brian Tracy. His narration is without any passion. It sounds like he has said these same pointers over and over for so long that even he is board with it all. I didn't learn anything new but that is because I have been a student of self help all my life. This is a good listen for younger people just trying to get their independent footing.
Brian Tracy keeps a nice calm pace yet offers little variety to his voice. The humour he writes into his text is lost through his reading. It would be hard to image him doing seminars and presentations in the same way and remain successful as a public speaker. There is nothing particularly distracting about his reading, but it does lack variety allowing you to drift off at times if you do not remain focussed.
It does not provide ways to be disciplined so much as explain how being disciplined can change your life. This book is best read as a refresher of what you have learned in previous self-help texts. It offers little in the way of new material, but encourages you to persist with the strategies and skills you may already have. If I was new to the self-help regime I would want more than just a prescriptive text that tells me what to do, something this text tends towards. This book does not always go into the "why," which means that people listening would not necessarily understand the purpose of some of his suggestions or have the ability to be creative with those strategies. It is worth a listen, but not as a first time reader of self-help, or if you are looking for new insight. It works as a book to keep you motivated and focussed.
This is my 4th (and last) Brian Tracy book. I LOVE 'Maximum Achievement' which is his Magnum Opus, and all his other books (including this one) rehash the same info, which does not apply specifically to the subject matter Promised and the title of the book.
Yes. His performance is classic Brian Tracy. You can hear him on 'y ou tu be' if interested.
The Problem with Brian Tracy's books, is that they rehashed 90% the same information, very little applying to his title of the book. Don't get me wrong, the information is excellent, but I've already read it three times now in his other books, and he's not offeringing anything new. That's frustrating, and this will be my last Brian Tracy book because of that.
No, but if it were my First Brian Tracy book, it probably would.
This book is a little over six hours long, and maximum achievement is about 12 hours long, and encompass all of this information, plus a lot more for about the same price. If you own other Brian Tracy books, there is very little or nothing new in this book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has been or is stuck and would like to get more out of life. Good if you're trying to get back on top of your game instead of being under it!