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Advice for succeeding in life, packaged in an easily digestible format.
It seems the most compelling stories of personal success are told by those who rise above major challenges in their lives and succeed against all odds. In this respect, Washington’s book follows a proven formula; the author overcame childhood demons that suggested that he wouldn’t amount to anything after he learned early on to have faith in God and himself. Washington went on to earn a PhD and become an award-winning college professor. It is this background that drives Washington’s philosophy of life, and he expertly lays it out in a little book that is both highly inspirational and inclusive of specific “lessons” from a man whose passion is teaching. Washington covers familiar ground, addressing such topics as fear, procrastination, passion, attitude, hard work and planning. But he goes beyond the typical “here’s how to succeed” manual by offering memorable, meaningful adages, including “Use Your Past, Not Abuse Your Past,” “If You Stay Ready, You Don’t Have to Get Ready” and “Trouble is Easy to Get Into, But Hard to Get Out Of” (the last one was taught to him by his mother). The author organizes the book into short, focused, simply written chapters, each of which is followed by a relevant lesson. Chapter 11, for example, concerns “You and Your Associations.” Here Washington makes the perceptive point, “If you spend your time with people who are not going anywhere, how long will it be before you assume their perspectives and thoughts as your own?...When you associate with people who are positive and trying to achieve something in life, your stock goes up.” He follows this with “Developing Relationships,” a lesson that includes six specific tips to help develop and manage relationships. Washington hits all the high points and, in so doing, packs a remarkable amount of solid guidance, seasoned with personal experience, into less than 160 pages.
A well-written, inspirational, uplifting book with spiritual overtones that should spur readers to achieve better things in life.
This book was an easy read and it reminded me of what I already know, circumstances can be over-ruled by the person who wants to succeed in life. I needed a reminder. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Terry Dunn
This book is very inspiring, simple to read, and full of wisdom!
Dr Washington reminds you that life is a wonderful gift. Read more
This book was very inspirational to me.
I constantly go back and review the message that Dr. Washington conveys.
He has made me a better person.
This is the must have 'Keep it Simple Stupid' and 'Common Sense Approach' to life book. Great for rediscovering your path and purpose in life when it seems like you're a little... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Nathan
Well-constructed piece of literature filled with real-life scenarios and lessons easily understood regardless of age, experience, or current location in your journey. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Sandra Lackner
I read Dr. Washington's book in an 1 hour 20 min. flat. It was a great and easy read with life changing advice. A book many people will appreciate in this fast-paced society. Read morePublished on September 17, 2012 by Sharee
Being an entreprenuer and ambitious in all areas of my life, I have read dozens of self help, self improvement, success, and motivation books. Read morePublished on July 6, 2012 by David C
Life if a Choice: A Guide to Success in Life is captivating from beginning to end, holding your attention and often your heart in its timeless accounts of hardship as well as... Read morePublished on December 30, 2011 by Laura
A Must Read for Everyone!!
This is a must read for anyone who wants success out of life. Its an easy read, that is relatable to anyone regardless of where they are in... Read more