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Publisher's Summary

number-one New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell believes that any setback, whether professional or personal, can be turned into a step forward when you possess the right tools to turn a loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly fifty years of leadership experience, Dr. Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the DNA of learners who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses.

1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning
2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning
3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning
4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning
5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning
6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning
7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning
8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning
9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning
10. Change - The Price of Learning
11. Maturity - The Value of Learning

Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out - experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

©2013 John C. Maxwell (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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It takes a good fall to remember why you want to stand.

I love this book. It is another great piece of work by John C Maxwell. He does have an excellent way of taking the cookie jar off the top shelf and putting it where you can reach it.

I highly recommend this book as an addition to people in Recovery. It is a great way to see the same principles of learning as you find in 12 Step programs including lessons on humility and pride. It discusses how to deal with adversity in a positive way and how to overcome the things we call failures to make them learning experiences without damaging self talk that runs us back to whatever we go to to lick our wounds in an unhealthy manner.

It is an awesome book from a great man who knows how to make it easy to learn the things to be successful in anything you put your mind to.

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  • 11-27-13

Good book for reflecting, bad narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. I've heard Maxwell narrate a number of his own books and this does not capture the reflection I'd expect. I feel like the meaning is diminished or changed as a result.

What did you like best about this story?

Good things to reflect upon.

Would you be willing to try another one of Chris Sorensen’s performances?

No - found it quite distracting.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Chapter on humility.

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Must listen!

There's is so much insight in this book that you must listen too it, probably several times in order to get all the value out of it, this much wisdom packed into one small book doesn't come around too often! Enjoy!!!

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Learn Everyday From Yourself

Making conscious efforts to learn from your shortcomings, failures, challenges and unconscious mistakes is a school on its own. Invest in your money; buy this book.

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It was on point

It did exactly what I thought it would. Refreshed my motivation and kept me full of can-do power.
And as you know, John can trusted to not come from some crazy pop-psychology angle, only solid teaching.

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i can read this book over and over!

Would you listen to Sometimes You Win - Sometimes You Learn again? Why?

yes, its inspiring. you always learn, no matter what happens you learn, its about changing the attitude.

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it kept me interested and was thorough.

i loved it. it was thorough and the analogies were spot on... it also gave a clear imagery of the examples used.

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phenomenal book! highly recommended!

I really enjoyed it. thought provoking, great lessons. I play to win in almost everything i do and hate losing. switching my mind to learning instead of losing and moving forward! enjoy this book!

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Learn!!

Struggled with the authors style of "1, 2, 3..." Lesrning ... Proper Mindset for Living.

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Great book

Love the book. I enjoyed every chapter. Great fundamentals and thierrys. Highly recommended to everyone.

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  • Rebecca
  • 04-17-18

Just fantastic

So well written, excellent content, laughed all the way through it...we are all human, how about that??!! Thank you for the book!

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  • Nigerian Amazon Customer
  • 03-14-18

great self help book

he starts from highlighting the need to work on oneself to explaining how to get it done, with several practical examples along the way

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  • M. Guerrieri
  • 03-20-17

A great motivational book

I read this book because I intend to teach on some of the principles​from this book, John C Maxwell is my mentor and it is a real privilege to learn from him and his books too.

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  • Julian
  • 07-22-15

Clear, to the point advice

A book that tells you things you've heard before, but in ways that change those things from cliches, to profound dot points to live by. A must read for people who want success, but are also willing to embrace reality to get it.