Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Success Principles - Jack Canfield

I bought this book when it first came out and, as is ofen the case, I was very excited when I started reading it.

The first 6 pages have testimonials from people like Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy and they are very complimentary about the book.

I have to admit I struggled with it when i firsted started it. I think it was because it's a huge book and each chapter deals with a "success principle" which makes it seem slightly disjointed at first if you are reading it straight through. It went the way of many of my books - I put it to one side and failed to finish it.

But then recently I've come across a few posts on the Tony Robbins Forum ) which have commented very favourably on the book and so I picked it up again a few days ago.

I have adopted, in part, the approach suggested by the authors of the new Mind Gym book and have "speed read" it by reading the first and last paragraphs of each chapter and then the first and last sentence of each paragraph.

This time round I'm a lot more impressed. I see the book as a great compendium of self-help advice. There are some really good chapters on goal setting and discovering your mission as well as time management and relationships with others.

It's too early for me to say whether it works as well as I hope it does but so far so good.

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