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Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible Paperback – January 16, 2012
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If you are looking to do something different with your life and get some motivation and direction then I think this little volume will be useful to you. If you just read a bunch of success type books and are looking for something new you probably won't find it here.
This book is truly the accomplishment of Patrick Bet-David, who struggled with many obstacles in his life but accomplished the impossible. A powerful read packed with inspiring quotes. It is also filled with humor, and wonderful advice to get anyone up and moving and becoming all they can be. I recommend this book to people of all ages and backgrounds. It is uplifting and enlightening. I am glad I read it and you will be too.
With themes like this, it would be easy to fall into trite encouragements and oft-repeated platitudes, but the author manages to deliver more. The book is divided into "25 Laws for Doing the Impossible" and while some of the short chapters cover well-tread ground, there are nuggets throughout - and a few unexpected laughs. Bet-David has a love affair with sports and American heroes, and his citations and examples make for an entertaining read. Chapters like "Protect your credibility score" and "Embrace your frustrations" give solid advice in a very how-to context. The book even gives you space to write your own thoughts IN the book so that it serves as a practical workbook, which of course doesn't help if you read the Kindle version.
There are many business books out there and "Doing the Impossible" manages to be a good intellectual exercise as well as a reminder of solid life-lessons.
I found myself highlighting the things that resonated the most with me. Here are a few of my favorites:
"Part of daring to achieve the impossible is letting failure motivate you rather than discourage you." This is important because a natural tendency that many people, myself included have is to quit when things go wrong. I like the fact that this book encouraged me to use failure in a positive way.
"Building your identity is about earning that identity. It is about doing the hard work, seeking the information, and transforming yourself from the inside out into the person you envision becoming."
I appreciate the hard work aspect that's found in this book. So often people want results without the work, and the books that promise that really do people a disservice. I'm evaluating my commitment to do the work, and feel motivated to make it happen.
"Think of your associations in terms of assets and liabilities. . . Look for people who have the qualities that you want to develop in your own self and learn from them."
Many authors/speakers encourage people to hang out with rich people if they want to be rich. While there's some truth to that, I love that Bet-David takes it a step beyond in that he looks at multiple areas of life such as faith and marriage. People can add value to our lives in many different ways, and it's important to look beyond just the financial side of things.Read more ›
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Amazing book! I highly recommend it to everyone who are seeking something big in their lives!Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
If you are looking to re-create yourself or get more motivated to become successful in life, read this book. Patrick Bet David is a no-BS guy who cuts right to the point. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M.Aldo
This book was a very quick yet in depth read. It helps you to understand building blocks to keep moving upward. Thank you Patrick for the recommendation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent book! It should be read more then once. Use it as a how to guide to do that thing you think you can't do.Published 1 month ago by Virginia R. Oliver
I really enjoyed this book. It was broken down to the simplest level that anyone could understand. Patrick Bet-David got straight to the point without redundance or unnecessary... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kino Luke
I am an Insurance Territory Manager in Orlando FL. I'm 48 yrs young and I've been in the Insurance industry for 24 years,that means half of my life and till today I've been in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sammy
This book is a source of inspiration well worth a second read! Specially the exercises! Thank you Pat this was a great readPublished 2 months ago by Carlos
I found this book to be very inspirational. Helped me get a new breath to run my business. Patrick is very down to earth and his advice is real! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joshua Puente
I bought the Audible version and am now ordering a physical copy of the book. The questions at the end of each section, in my opinion, are priceless. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RyGuysMom