Thursday, April 7, 2011

Notes from a Friend (I)

I chanced upon a very fantastic book "Notes from a Friend" by Antony Robbins, an international leader in peak performance. I have his other book "Awaken the Giant Within" and as what Antony confessed, many readers did not manage to finish reading the 400-plus pages book as it was a heavy read. I was one of them.

This is another good book which I will like to share with my readers. It is concise and easy-to-under guide on the most powerful and life-changing tools and principles. Starting in 1991, a self-published version of this book has been handed out to thousands of people in need, as part of the Anthony Robbins Foundation's Thanksgiving "Basket Brigade." The book provided inspirations to individuals to overcome the most challenging circumstances.

From my personal experience, I used to doubt the soundness and effectiveness of such self-improvement books. I was then sailing smoothly in my life. However, when I picked them up and read again at the lowest ebb of my life, I found a new meaning in the same words that I have once doubted.

Napolean Hill said that when one was ready for success, he would know. I realised that there would not be success without failure. It was only when one encountered failure that the path to success would appear before one.

It is not difficult to be successful. One just needs loads of positive thinking, persistence, and never-say-die attitude. Sounds simple? It is that simple. But Napolean Hill never said that it would be easy. In fact, he acknowledged that it would be a Herculean task. That is why, reading "Notes of a Friend" helps to keep our hopes alive and propels us to keep on trying.

I will be sharing with you on the key takeaways from this little insightful book in my next post. Until then, my friends press on in your quest!

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