There are two basic mindsets:
- Fixed Mindset – There is not a lot you can do to change your abilities or intelligence. Either you have a natural ability to do something our you don’t have that ability.
- Growth Mindset – There are some things that are easy for you and other things that are hard. However, you can grow in your abilities and knowledge through hard work and persistence.
The book teaches you how to develop a growth mindset and use it to improve your life.
Ben Sherwood conducted research on how some people mange to survive traumatic events that have a high rate of fatality.
He interviewed survivors, talked to doctors, and other researchers and then he complied his findings in a book titled The Survivors Club. He also explains how people can improve their chances of survival during a crisis event.
I thought it was an interesting book.
I bought this book, because author’s last name is the same as mine. Thaler is not a common name. I have never met a Thaler that I am not directly related to.
This book teaches the importance of grit or perseverance in your life. It filled with real life examples and advice on how to apply the principles to your life.
I really enjoyed the book and I give an A+
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These things are your greatest treasures. (Lao Tzu)
Each life is made up of mistakes and learning waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. (Billy Graham)
I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work. (Greg Behrendt)
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Hope is patience with the lamp lit. (Tertullian)
If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards. (Bear Bryant)
With hard work and dedication, anything is possible. (Timothy Weah)
When you see validation for a life’s work and dedication, it’s a beautiful day. (Mary Gauthier)
This is an excellent book on how to truly connect and communicate with the people around you.
These are my favorites points made by the author.
- It’s not enough just to work hard. It’s not enough to do a great job. To be successful, you need to learn how to really communicate with others.
- Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them.
- When you connect with others, you position yourself to make the most of your skills and talents.
- Mutual concern creates connection between people.
- Connection always begins with a commitment to someone else.
- Connectors connect on common ground. It is difficult to find common ground with others when the only person you’re focused on is yourself.
- In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.
- People will not always remember what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
- When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment, you create trust.