Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success

Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success
By Rory Vaden
Perigee Book, 2012. 212 pgs. Nonfiction

Rory Vaden is an incredibly successful person, and motivational speaker. In this quick read on self management, he answers the question of how to be successful in 7 steps: sacrifice, commitment, focus, integrity, schedule, faith, and action. What you will find in common with all Rory's principles is that there is nothing truly magical about them. He says it all in the title "taking the stairs" rather than "riding an escalator" metaphorically speaking is how we can change and become successful people.

If you really enjoyed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People  you will like reading this. I felt a lack of motivation recently in school, and this reminded me that I should make choices that stretch me. The only way to have it all pay off is to put in the time and dedication. This books sparks motivation as well through Rory's personal experiences that have shaped his character. When you read about him you realize he is not privileged in any way, but has achieved great things by not taking any short cuts.


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