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Failing Forward Audiobook

Failing Forward

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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!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dirk Farum, Denmark 02-17-11
    Dirk Farum, Denmark 02-17-11
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    "Good concept, poor presentation"

    Although I fully agree on the concept of failing forward, I was quite dissappointed by the book. It is one long succession of stories of people who experienced difficulties, showed perseverence and finally got success. There are basically no pauses between Mr. Maxwell 15 (!) points, and I don't see them as very actionable either.

    Additionally, I'm not sure I agree on Mr. Maxwell's understanding of success. Stories of people that work-work-work to get success, must give up something else (family life?), but that is not considered here.

    Finally, the book isn't in any way scientifically based (like books from Dan Ariely or Malcom Gladwell) - everything is build on the stories, which to me, aren't very pursuasive. It's not surprising to me that you can find good stories of people who continue and continue and finally get success, but what about the ones that didn't find success? We don't hear about them.

    So, if you consider this book, try the unabridged version - maybe it's more actionable and reflective - this one, was simply to shallow for me.

    10 of 15 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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    Amber Michele 08-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome!"

    This book was recommended to me and I am SO happy I went forward with getting it! Give me all the John C. Maxwell books!

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    07-26-17
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    "Transforming"

    Changed my thinking.
    Changed my activity choices.
    Changed my results.
    Failure is the price we pay for success!

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Change the way you look at failure"

    Good information. Leaves out stories from the book that would increases understanding of the concepts.

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    Joy Ocala,FL USA 05-20-17
    Joy Ocala,FL USA 05-20-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Successful people fail"

    When going through SUCCESS a lot of people hear about the success Day don't realize how much failure comes before. This book illustrates how to fail forward and make your failures your successes. I would recommend this book.

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    Jamila Gale-Agans United States 05-07-17
    Jamila Gale-Agans United States 05-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Unabridged Version"

    As always, John C Maxwell delivered in this audio book. My only complaint is not having access to the unabridged version of this story.

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    Geof 05-03-17
    Geof 05-03-17
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    "good book"

    good book on reviving energy. great insight on how to stay on track with your dreams.

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    DZ in CO 04-20-17
    DZ in CO 04-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Time to get to work!"

    Such a motivational voice, Mr. Maxwell knows how to hit home. Failure is not easy, but use it!

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