Have you ever felt like the super-successful are just incredibly lucky? Why do some people catch all the breaks, get promoted, seem happier and healthier? What is standing between you and your wildest dreams?
The Book of Mistakes will take you on an inspiring journey, following an ancient manuscript with powerful lessons that will transform your life. In this self-help tale, written by accomplished CEO Skip Prichard, you’ll learn the nine mistakes that prevent many from achieving their goals. You’ll learn how to overcome these hurdles and reinvent your life.
This success parable is packed with wisdom that will help you discover and follow your personal purpose, push beyond your perceived capabilities, and achieve more than you ever dreamed possible. You’ll find yourself returning again and again to a deceptively simple story that teaches actionable insights and enduring truths.
The Book of Mistakes is optimistic in tone and approach. It doesn’t really lecture or belittle you. It just outlines a better way of living. Even if some of this can be found elsewhere or you may come to your own conclusions just by living life for a long time, this short work is a reminder to put into practice a number of disciplines that will serve you well over time.
The fablelike narrative follows David, a young man floundering in his first job out of college. After a difficult meeting with his boss, he finds a note abandoned by a mysterious young woman, warning him, “Your success is only possible if you avoid the nine mistakes.” It is signed by a well-known philanthropist. Over the following days, David meets a number of accomplished people known by generic titles (the Old Man, the Trainer, the Bartender), each of whom discusses falling prey to one of the titular mistakes:
- Working on someone else’s dream.
- Allowing someone else to define your value.
- Accepting excuses
- Surrounding yourself with the wrong people.
- Staying in your comfort zone.
- Allowing temporary setbacks to become personal failures.
- Blending in instead of standing out.
- Thinking there is a fixed and limited amount of success available.
- Believing you have all the time in the world.
If you have something still to learn — and, no matter what your age, you should — you may get something out of this book that can change the way you approach success.
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