What is this book about?
“You Can Win” is a self-help book by Shiv Khera. It helps achieve success in personal and professional life by providing practical advice and motivational stories. It develops readers’ mindset and skills to achieve their goals.
Who should read this book?
“You Can Win” has practical advice, anecdotes, and inspiring stories. It benefits people from various walks of life, including students, entrepreneurs, and working professionals. It helps increase productivity, leadership, and communication skills, and develops a positive attitude and self-confidence.
Top quotes from the book :
- Winners see the gain; losers see the pain
- Winners don’t do different things, they do things differently
- Looking for the positive does not necessarily mean overlooking faults. being a positive thinker does not mean one has to agree or accept everything. It only means that a person is solution-focused
- Ability will get you success; character will keep you successful
- A person’s character is judged not only by the company they keep but also by the company they avoid
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Take-home messages: Summary
- According to the author, a person’s attitude is a factor that can contribute to their success. Harvard University conducted a study that suggests 85% of people are employed due to their attitude, while only 15% are employed based on their intelligence or cleverness.
- If people fail to recognize an opportunity, they often complain of noise when it comes knocking. Furthermore, the author suggests that an opportunity never presents itself in the same way twice. While the next opportunity may be superior or inferior to the previous one, it will never be identical.
- Our attitude is primarily influenced by three key factors, which are our environment, experiences, and education. The environment includes our homes, our school, and our society. Our attitude also becomes positive if we have a positive experience with people. The author discusses both formal and informal education in the context of gaining wisdom and achieving success, emphasizing that education encompasses more than just academic qualifications or degrees.
- When you procrastinate, your energy depletes at a faster rate than usual, and it is essential to take action without wasting time. Doing so can result in a sense of accomplishment and increased energy. However, people with negative attitudes tend to struggle with this, often succumbing to procrastination and subsequently experiencing regret.
- Persistence represents a strong will and obstinacy represents a strong won’t. Most people fail not because they lack knowledge, but because they quit halfway.
- People who risk nothing, do nothing and have nothing. Take risks but don’t gamble. While risk-takers move ahead with their eyes open, gamblers shoot in the dark.
- Self-esteem is essential to succeed in life. It’s a belief in oneself and abilities. The book shows that low self-esteem hinders growth, while high self-esteem boosts confidence, motivation, and success.
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There is a lot more you can learn from this book and I recommend that you read it at least once.
Overall, “You Can Win” is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to improve their personal or professional life. While it may not offer a comprehensive solution to all of life’s challenges, the book provides a solid foundation of principles and strategies for achieving success. I will rate this book 9/10.
Buy the book here: You Can Win