Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Book Review #1: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be: 25 Principles of Success by Jack Canfield

             Jack Canfield laid out in order what he felt were the 25 Principles of Success. Principles varied from 'Take 100% Responsibility for Yourself' and 'Surround Yourself with Successful People.' Although it felt that the book dragged at moments, it was filled with valuable information in a concise and coherent manner. The advice and principles were rich with real life examples and experiences of well-known people and Mr. Canfield himself. 
            A personal favorite segment of mine was the “Famous Failures” that Canfield incorporated.  Canfield included examples of famous people being rejected in their own lives, only to later reach success. Michael Jordan being cut from his high school basketball team and Oprah Winfrey being told that she wasn’t meant for television are just a few of the examples that remind you to never let rejection bring you down. His supportive anecdotes can bring out the confidence in the average reader and would convince them to attempt their dreams.
            If you haven’t read a self-help book as of yet, I would definitely recommend this one as a starter. It’s the perfect book that can get you to open up that business you’ve wanted to open, get back into the dating world, or even clean your room. I can guarantee that you will find at least 5 principles to implement into your life. 

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