From the moment we are born we want to do more, get more, be more. While we may have a mental picture of success as striving hard toward perfection, in truth it is more natural. Success can be described as the courage to let out the potent dreams and potentialities already in us, simply to give them air. Success is not an event or a result in isolation, but an expression of the nest that is within you. Winning is overcoming obstacles to reach a goal, but the value in winning is only as great as the value of the goal reached. Characteristics of successful people.
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He left his first career in the civil service to write the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, the first guide to the personal development literature and winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award With its commentaries on over books, the series has been published in 25 languages and is sold in over 30 countries.
Here are some other hugely important, but lesser known, political classics. Though long and very difficult to read, his purpose was to drill down to find the heart of our being.
While it feels great to be inspired by a book or a motivational seminar, these pumped-up moments tell us nothing about how we bring desired things into being across a lifetime. The personal growth industry is built on the idea that we can get fired up by a walk-on-coals weekend seminar or a new book and then radically change our life. But what tends to happen? A couple of weeks after the big epiphany we go back to our normal selves and the life we had before.
Tom Butler Bowdon
50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books