Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley
I have had this book for about seven years now. I recently decided to revisit it because I have so much to achieve this year and I was feeling a little bit disheartened about it all. The Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley basically outlines 10 prominent traits present in successful people. He states that one of those traits is to love oneself. If you cannot love yourself you cannot love others. Loving oneself is very important in the grand scheme of things because you have to love yourself to be able to let go of the fear to reach higher heights.
Denis Waitley clearly outlines the so called best kept secrets of total success. One of the good things about this book is the fact that it presents case studies, and explains how people have achieved success by using certain tools. One of the main keys I focused on was perseverance. Many people lack the determination to continue on despite set backs. Those who have achieved significant success in life are those who have continued to fight on despite obstacles. Waitley also talks about setting goals, and aiming for those goals with zest and determination.
The secrets are outlined in chapters and in each chapter the author provides an example of how each secret works. I like this book but I am not going to lie, I don’t love it. There are sparks of greatness in it, then there are parts that kind of leave you wondering how they actually make sense.
I recommend this book to anyone who is a little stuck and not sure how to create the life they want. Sometimes it can be difficult to define our goals, sometimes it can be very difficult to calve out a plan and decide how you are actually going to become successful. I read this book when I first made a conscious decision to create the life I wanted. I found it did help me, especially the examples in each chapter and the quotes. This is a book I will constantly refer to when I need to.
The Seeds of Greatness by Dennis Waitley is another self-help book. There are millions out there, I personally think that there are probably better ones out there too. This is a good book, I won’t say brilliant, I will say good. It is clearly defined, well written and it just simply gets to the point without wasting any time.
Where can you purchase Seeds of Greatness?
I bought my copy through a local book store. However, I do know they stock it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Although it is cheaper on Amazon, you can get it for just over $14.00 on there which saves you just over $2.00. You don’t get free shipping with this though because Amazon only offers free shipping for items that over $25.00. You can always flick through the electronic version on Amazon and see if the book is for you before making the decision to purchase it.
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