Friday, May 12, 2017

Never Give Up: You're Stronger Than You Think by John Mason

Never Give Up--You're Stronger Than You Think 

Paperback, ebook 

April 18, 2017

by John Mason

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Revell 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800727116

Everything worth doing is going to have some obstacles. Some people look at setbacks as evidence that whatever it is they've been striving for just wasn't meant to be. But according to bestselling author and master motivator John Mason, the moment most people give up is the moment of their greatest opportunity.

In this inspiring book, Mason gives readers fifty-two keys to never giving up on their dreams. He shows them how to ask the right questions when they are on the verge of quitting, how to avoid unnecessary trouble, and how to keep their energy level up in the face of setbacks. Whether readers are building a business, a family, a portfolio, or relationships, they'll find the strength and motivation to go on, break through, and claim the prize.

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, NEVER GIVE UP: Your're Stronger Than You Think is full of common sense advice and stories illustrating the point. I've heard many of the stories before and the common sense advice is all well, common sense, but I guess that isn't so common anymore which is why the book was written. 

The chapters are very short, and conversationally written. I read through half the book in an hour before I had to go fix supper, so you can easily read parts here and there or in a large batch. 

The movie The Pacifier has a line in it said by the wrestling coach - Quitters, quit. And that is true. And this book emphasizes this point over and over. Those who succeed are the ones who keep trying. Keep learning. Keep making mistakes and learning from them. The ones who don't reach their goals are the ones who quit. 

If you have something you really want to do and want to give yourself a heaping dose of common sense advice, this is the book to go to. If you have a son or daughter who keep quitting and not trying over and over, this would be a good book for them.  If you think they'd read it and not quit.  It would be good assigned reading for high school and college students who are struggling with hard classes, a job, and not succeeding the first time they try. 

Pick up a copy of NEVER GIVE UP: You're Stronger Than You Think today for you or someone you know. 

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