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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success
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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success

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Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? What is the real reason for their success? John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.

Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Bestselling author John C. Maxwell says that if you are like him, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. However, he has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same.

Maxwell takes a closer look at failure and reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone.

In Failing Forward, Maxwell will show you:

  • the key main reasons people fail,
  • how to master fear instead of being mastered by it,
  • and positive benefits can accompany negative experiences.

Filled with action suggestions and real-life stores, Failing Forward is a strategic guide that will help you move beyond mistakes to fulfill your potential and achieve success.

Discover how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway. In life, the question is not?if?you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them? Stop failing backward and start failing forward!

LanguageEnglish
PublisherThomas Nelson
Release dateApr 1, 2007
ISBN9781418508326
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John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 33 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business and the most influential leadership expert in the world. His organizations - the John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation - have translated his teachings into seventy languages and used them to  train millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell influences Fortune 500 CEOs, the presidents of nations, and entrepreneurs worldwide. For more information about him visit JohnMaxwell.com.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Don't get me wrong. Maxwell's book contains a wealth of helpful information. But the fact is, very little of the material was new to me. That's probably because I've read dozens of books that focus on achieving success and coping with setbacks. "Failing Forward" served as more of a reminder about some of the lynchpins of success. The biggest takeaway, of course, involves the reality that success hinges more on how we play our proverbial cards and less about the cards we're dealt. The book includes dozens of enlightening anecdotes that reinforce Maxwell's themes -- a few too many anecdotes for my liking. My recommendation: if you've only read a few books that focus on success strategies, this tome will be insightful.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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    I believe it was Edison that was asked after 1000 failed attempts to make a working light bulb if he was discouraged. His response - (paraphrase) "no, I now know 1000 ways that it wont work". It is a good book for keeping your head up and learning from your mistakes. Life is often more about how we respond to what happens then what actually happens. Filled with good stories of "overcomers" from all walks of life.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Some of my favorite quotes:
    “People are training for success when they should be training for failure. Failure is far more common than success; poverty is more prevalent than wealth; and disappointment more normal than arrival.” J. Wallace Hamilton
    “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.“ Thomas A. Edison
    To achieve your dreams, you must embrace adversity and make failure a part of your life. If you are not failing, you are probably not moving forward.
    “Don't let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.” Jim Rohn
    “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin
    “Highly successful leaders ignore conventional wisdom and take chances. Their stories inevitably include a defining moment or key decision when they took a significant risk and thereby experienced a breakthrough.” Larry Osborne
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Outstanding book on overcoming adversity. A must read.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    This book Change my perspective thus changing my life. Failure is my friend!!!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Worthy book but there are a lot of typos. Anyway I strongly recommend this masterpiece to those who are afraid of doing something new and great in their life.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I liked so much this book. It helped me to deeply understand to achieve my dreams I need to go through a lot of failing and I need to stand up over and over again to fight more.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Showing the good and bad side of success. Giving you a good perspective on the journey