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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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    Michael Raleigh, NC, USA 04-13-07
    Michael Raleigh, NC, USA 04-13-07
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    "Failing Forward"

    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.

    1 of 1 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).

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Brady 01-25-14
    Brady 01-25-14
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    "Should be required reading in every high school"

    If you are serious about success, then this is a must read for you. It's short (3 hours) and to the point. Lots of good quotes and lots of good real-life stories of famous people who failed a lot but eventually were successful. Not only is this book motivational, it is practical. Don't think twice about getting this book . . . just do it. And listen to it on a regular basis.

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    Sherwyn 03-13-13
    Sherwyn 03-13-13
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    "a bit of Good info, and great ways to view things!"
    Would you listen to Failing Forward again? Why?

    yes, because it's not like a simple story but more like information that can be used through any walk in life!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    i don't really have a favorite character


    Have you listened to any of John C. Maxwell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    yes but it didn't make me laugh or cry, my reaction was in curiosity


    Any additional comments?

    this book is good for any and everyone, it has alot of ideas from great men and women, i do listen to this audiobook over and over, HAPPY THAT I BOUGHT IT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alyce Durham, NC, United States 05-30-12
    Alyce Durham, NC, United States 05-30-12
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    "A little creepy"
    Would you try another book from John C. Maxwell and/or John C. Maxwell?

    Probably not


    Would you ever listen to anything by John C. Maxwell again?

    Probably not


    Any additional comments?

    While there are some good ideas in the book, the author comes across to me as tooting his own horn a bit much. The stories he used to explain his points starred himself in the leading role. They didn't seem to be selected for their usefulness in getting across the point, but rather to illustrate his high regard for himself.

    Especially troubling to me was a story about an issue he had with a female worker. He went on and on about how he mastered the situation, but there was very little evidence of awareness of what her experience was and her motivation for the action she took. I can't put my finger on it, but the story left me with a creeped-out feeling and questions about the self-awareness and other-awareness of the author.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen San Diego, CA, USA 02-26-03
    Stephen San Diego, CA, USA 02-26-03
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    "good ideas"

    did not get much from book though - but I hate books that list out things for you to do

    2 of 21 people found this review helpful
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