Monday, June 20, 2011

Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters by Philip C. McGraw

Inspirational Book To Transform Your Life - Doing What You Love, Doing What Works

“The winners in this life know the rules of the game and have a plan, so that their efficiency is comparatively exponential to that of people who don’t. No big mystery, just fact.”
“Become one of those who get it. Break the code of human nature, and find out what makes other people tick. Learn why you and other people do what they do, and don’t do what they don’t.”
“Fact: Life is a competition. They are keeping the score, and there is a time clock.”

The message
People will take things away from you unless you stand up for what is rightfully yours, but because life unfolds over a much longer timeframe, you may not notice that, lacking a clear strategy, you are losing.
The very effective purpose of Life Strategies is to jolt you into realizing that the “trial” is permanently on and that there is no recess. If it could be boiled down to nine words, the book’s message would be: Life is serious and you are judged by results.

You either get it or you don’t
If you don’t “get” what behaviors create what results, if you don’t  have a plan for your life, you are not even in the race with those who do have these basic skills and strategies. 

Part of having this plan is to become a person who “knows the system.” You must become a scholar of human nature and the way things are done if you are going to get what you want.

In a nutshell
Get realistic about yourself and smart about the world. No one can do this for you.

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