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The Winner's Edge: How to Develop the Critical Attitude for Success [Kindle Edition]

D. Waitley
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Book Description

The object of this book is to provide the reader with the most critical and important elements that develop and sustain an attitude toward life that results in success for the individual. It is not about gurus, cosmic energy, ESP, or some pseudointellectual or cult movement. At a time in our history when we are being bombarded by the search for something else as a panacea for our individual and collective frustrations, this book offers a “back to the basics” approach to healthy behavior, supported by classic research in the health sciences and by anecdotal evidence from the lives of “winners” in many different arenas of society.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1228 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (November 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009UAO2GO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #488,631 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING!!!! September 8, 2000
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This small paperback book has all the ingredients on how to be a success and win in the game of life than any book I've read. I refer to it often and you will too because nobody explains topics like self-esteem and self-image quite like Denis Waitley, who is one of the true heavyweights in the field of personal development.I couldn't recommend this great book highly enough!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good "Back to Basics" Book March 12, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Dr. Waitley's 1980 book still has relevance although some of his examples and speculations about the future hurt his credibility. Time has a way of sifting the valuable from the phoney. Like most material of this kind, discernment is needed to identify and retain the desirable, while chuckling at the specious.

In addition to this content issue, another weakness is the excessive emphasis on "self" in the book. God's involvement is blurred and various religious perspectives are thrown together in a nonsensical mix that distorts accuracy.

Having pointed out some flaws, let's look at some strengths. He makes a solid case for having a healthy self-concept. He writes, "the person with adequate self-esteem doesn't feel hostile toward others, isn't out to prove anything, can see the facts more clearly, and isn't demanding in his claims on other people" (p. 74).

Another helpful tidbit is found on page 85 when he notes, "individuals behave, not in accordance with reality, but with their perception of reality." Taken in context, Dr. Waitley has some valid points to make. Read it with discernment and you'll find the bright spots.
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Has some good one-liners. This book is dated. Its a 1980 self-help book. Has some originality and is of the 1980's thinking positive mind-set. I read many self help books. They are interesting while reading, positive in action, but, forgotten shortly after the read. I read this book back in Feb.91, its now Dec 2013, this book did have some memorable one-liners or positive statements.
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More About the Author

Best-selling author and speaker, Denis Waitley has painted word pictures of optimism, core values, motivation and resiliency that have become indelible and legendary in their positive impact on society. He has studied and counseled leaders in every field, including Apollo astronauts, heads of state, Fortune 500 top executives, Olympic gold medalists and students of all ages and cultures.

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