These are the 11 interesting paragraphs from the Book “You Can Win.” There is many more awesome paragraphs but these are the winners.
1) Have we ever wondered why some people are more successful than others? It is no secret- they simply think and act more effectively. They have mastered the principles of success. Positive behaviour comes effortlessly to them because they have internalized the success principles. Successful people accept responsibility and hold themselves accountable for their actions and decisions.
2) Great organization are not measured by wages and working conditions, they are measured by feelings, attitude and relationships. When employee says,” I can’t do this,” They’re really saying one of two things: Either they are saying “I don’t know how to do it” or “I don’t want to do it.” If they are saying I don’t know how to do it, that is technical training issue. If they are saying that I don’t want to do it, they are again really saying one of two things: 1. either I don’t care to do it or 2. I feel strongly enough not to do it. The first one is attitude issue (they don’t care). The second one is value issue (they don’t believe they should do it). We find a greater percentage of challenges all over the world fall into these two categories. Attitude is the foundation to success. The greater the success, the stronger the foundation.
3) Be so strong that nothing can disturb our peace of mind. Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person we meet. Make all our friends feel that we appreciate their good quality and strengths. Look at sunny side of everything. Think only for the best, work only for the best and except only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as we are about our own. Forget the mistakes and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving ourselves that we have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.
4) Intellectual education influences the head and values-based education influences the heart. In fact, education that does not train the heart can be dangerous. If we want to build character in our offices, homes and society, we must achieve a minimum level of moral and ethical literacy. Education that builds fundamental traits of character such as honesty, compassion, courage, persistence and responsibility is absolutely essential.
5) In a nutshell, educated persons are those, who choose wisely and courageously under any circumstances. If they choose between wisdom over foolishness, good over bad, virtue over vulgarities, regardless of academic degree they have, then they are uneducated. Educated people recognize their limitations but focus on their strengths.
6) All that we need is a little edge. At the race course, the winning horse that comes first may win with three to one, five to one or ten to one depending on the odds and betting. The question is whether the winning horse that wins ten to one, is ten times faster than next one? The answer is absolutely not. He may only be faster by a fraction, by a nose, but the reward is ten times greater.
7) People with character accept responsibilities. They make decisions and determine their own destiny in life. Accepting responsibilities involves taking risks and being accountable, which is sometimes uncomfortable. Most people would rather stay in their comfort zone and lives passive lives without accepting responsibilities. They drift through life waiting for things to happen, rather than making them happen. Accepting responsibilities involve taking calculated, not foolish, risks. It means evaluation all the pros and cons, then taking the most appropriate decision or action. Responsible people don’t think that the world owes them a living.
8) To succeed in life, one needs both the skill and the will. One without the other will not work. But between the two, the will is a little more important than the skill. Skill can be matched but when we are down and hurt, that’s the time when our will is going to pull us up one more time, to get up and give one more push and that is the winning edge. Even though it has become a cliché’. It still makes great sense. The difference between the ordinary and the extraordinary is only the extra.
9) The key to success can be summed up in four words: “and then some more.” Winners do what they are supposed to – and then some more. Winners do their duty – and then some more. Winners are courteous and generous – and then some more. Winners put in hundred percent – and then some more. Winners can be counted on – and then some more. They always put in an extra effort even when it hurts.
10) Self-discipline does not take away, but gives joy. We see people with talent and ability, and yet they are unsuccessful. They are frustrated and the same behaviour pattern affects their business, their health, and their relationships with others. They are dissatisfied and blame it on luck or something out of themselves without realizing that many problems are caused by their own lack of discipline. If we discipline ourselves, others won’t have to. If we don’t, other will. Self-discipline enhances self-worth. Self-discipline may be painful in the short run, but tremendously gainful in the long turn.
11) Our life is like a wheel with six spokes.
- Family: Our loved ones are the reason to live and make a living.
- Financial: Represents our career and the things that money can buy.
- Physical: Without good health, nothing makes sense.
- Mental: This represents Knowledge and Wisdom
- Social: Every individuals and organization has social responsibility without which, society start dying.
- Spiritual: Our value system represents ethics and character.