Book Review: The psychology of winning
by Denis Waitley
Cool Bluez Rating (8/10)
An excellent book to channel your energies into a proper direction, enabling you to recognize your potentials and use them to update yourself and increase your areas of strength. The book is written in a very simple language and discusses how we can use our time effectively to stand ahead of our colleagues in today's competitive world.
Selected Points From The Book
We are behind the wheels of our life.
Responsible psychology: We are responsible for our present and future actions.
Be open to alternatives, donít let talent to be explored by chance.
People slowly choose the path of least resistance.
We are not product of our environment.
Delete the word ďIíve toĒ and ďI cannotĒ.
List alternatives especially for habits that we donít care about.
Take credit for everything openly.
The more rewards, the more service.
Learn relaxation techniques (Biofeedback).
We do not wait for invitation for winning but make it happen.
Positive self discipline: Practice, practice and practice.
Learn new information and use visualization technique ; imagine every step involved from trying to winning in your mind.
Good self esteem is present in people who are positive while criminals have negative or very low self esteem.
Dress good at all times and try sitting at the front.
The value of the seller is the value of buyer.
Enjoy your name at phone call, meeting people, set internal standards, constantly upgrade yourself.
Start to enjoy yourself right now.
Looking good is associated with successful appearance.
Keep the conversation straight and simple, give examples.
We must help each other win right now.
Stay committed to love and giving to others.
When survival is not issue, indulgence into lifeís pleasure and gaining materialistic things can become a habit.
Stay more informed, more reading, more knowledge than recreation and entertainment.
Enjoy your work and the process.
Use hobby skills into your work.
Watch more educational movies and be selective.
Be life long learner.
Proactive innovator: Most people often are inactive and wait for others to save, others live for today, few others are dreamers and very few are innovators; they use their visionary ability to look ahead.
Instead of immediately concentrating on negatives, try to use problems to develop alternatives and opportunities.
All objections must be overcome if you are to attempt something.
Set a deadline to start and finish projects/tasks.
Persistence is the winning edge.
You are your financial security. Respect finance.
Think what can I offer what they are not offering? How to position myself more strongly in my career? Whatís the niche that hasnít been developed? How can I add more value to the services that I provide? How can I do what I do less expensively? What more skills are needed?
Remember where you came from.
Handling success is a big challenge, people stop looking for new ideas and feedback and at the steps that led them to success. Spend time with people who treat you as humans and are not with you because of your success.
Be role model and team player, role model for responsibility.
You can be a top manager if you are able to meet the need of others.
real incentive to team members, make people believe that their role is
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