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Failing Forward | [John C. Maxwell]

Failing Forward

It seems that some people are born to achieve anything they want. Some would say they are lucky, are blessed, or have the Midas touch. But what truly is the reason for their success? New York Times best selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
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It seems that some people are born to achieve anything they want. Some would say they are lucky, are blessed, or have the Midas touch. But what truly is the reason for their success? Family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood? New York Times best selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

Maxwell says that if you are like him, you were never prepared to deal with failure. Coming out of school, he feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But he's learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same.

Listen to everything by John C. Maxwell.

©2000 by Maxwell Motivation, Inc., a Georgia Corporation; (P)2000 by Thomas Nelson Publishers

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    Justin Cincinnati, OH, USA 10-23-06
    Justin Cincinnati, OH, USA 10-23-06
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    "Great Book for Those who Have a Pessimist Attitude"

    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!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David muntinlupa city, N/A, Philippines 01-22-04
    David muntinlupa city, N/A, Philippines 01-22-04
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    "Hope!"

    Hope is what this book has given me. It is one of the most inspiring books I ever read (listened to).

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    "Exactly what I needed to read"

    I was struggling with feeling down and out and generally have a good attitude but after being betrayed by my husband it seemed like all I could focus on was the negative in my life. This book helped me change those obstacles into oppuetunitues

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    Jett 05-30-15
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    "Awesome read!!"

    Nothing really complicated here-a book for every person who desires to succeed!I would strongly recommend this book for high school students and college students who are about to learn their first for lessons about failing-so that they too may fail forward!

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    Rakesh 05-22-15
    Rakesh 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wish I would have know this in school."
    What made the experience of listening to Failing Forward the most enjoyable?

    I've read the book and listened to it as well. This is something that all high school students or even middle school students need to read! In school, we're taught that if you make a mistake, you get a bad grade. This is not true in the real world. You learn from mistakes and finally find the answer. I never knew how to process failure.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think it brought up anger inside of me. Growing up in our American school system, I thought I was a failure when I received bad grades. My dad received a MBA and was a perfectionist. We wouldn't get along because I was not an A student. I tried, but I would just make mistakes accidentally even after studying for a test. One thing that really set me free is how Maxwell said that failure is an event, not a PERSON. This absolutely blew my mind. I probably read this book about 3 years ago when I was 33 and it's still paying dividends. I wish I would have know this at an earlier age. I believe my life would have been different. Maxwell's Leadership books should be mandatory in all schools. It should be mandatory for not only students, but especially teachers, coaches, and principles!


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    R. Cruz 05-20-15
    R. Cruz 05-20-15

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    "Awesome audio"

    John Maxwell does a tremendous job of teaching success and failure. His simple style makes one feel very comfortable and it's easy to understand.

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    Andrea L. Correa 05-20-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Good for those struggling to make it"

    This book points out many things to keep in mind when striving to achieve success. An easy listen, good stories.

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    Thomas Gray Portland, OR 05-06-15
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    "Almost worth free"

    10 minutes of good insight repeated for over 2 hours. Maybe if you spread it out, reading an occasional chapter over a few months, it would be more effective.

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    Pen Name 04-28-15
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    "Phenomenal book"

    This book exceeded my expectations! The narration was great I am excited to fail forward.
    Helps you put into perspective failure.

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    maricela 04-21-15
    maricela 04-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book !"

    Great book with lots of stories of successful people . I recommend to everyone . It's the best book ever !! So much knowledge

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