The title is the book. If you want to be successful, your actions and your thoughts have to reflect that desire.
How does a successful person act? They try new things because they prefer to try and fail than to miss out an opportunity. They envision their success and the things they need to do to get them there.
What does a successful person think about? Well, they think they can. They don’t allow their thoughts to be diminished by the negativity around them.
Steve Harvey defines the gift as the single thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort. What’s that for you? Are you using it?
Steve is probably perfect to write this book. He identified his gift for making people laugh and he’s very well known for making people laugh in lots of different arenas – a TV show, radio, game show, books and stand-up comedy. He’s successful but he didn’t start out that way. He had a dream when he was six and he worked for over thirty years before it came true but he never stopped trying. In the book, he shares his story about quitting his job to pursue his dream, about living in his car to pursue his dream, about failing and starting over every time because he wanted to pursue his dream.
The book is not just his story. Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success is a workbook to use the lessons Steve has learned to outline how you can create your own success. What excuses have kept you from pursuing your dream? What are the expectations you could have instead? How do you identify your gift and what vehicle can you use to help you use it? Who are the people you need to contact for advice or help?
Ever heard the saying Seeing is Believing? Steve’s advice: You have to see it to believe it. So he has a vision board for every aspect of his life – family, personal, goals, financial and philanthropic goals. The vision board is a constant reminder of where you want to get to, so everyday you can be reminded of why you are doing what you are doing.
This book speaks to me because for a long time, I’ve been afraid of dreaming. When I knew I couldn’t afford a car, I told myself I didn’t care about cars and that I was happy without one. I took myself so far from the car market that I could only identify cars by their color. All because I was afraid to want something that I couldn’t afford. Having a vision board is the opposite of that. It’s about dreaming even when you can’t see how it could be possible.
Steve said the book is for you if:
- you’re not excited about getting up in the morning
- you’re bored at your job
- you have time to do everything anyone asks you to do
- you have time to watch all your TV shows
- you’re getting too much sleep
- you’ve already accomplished a lot in your life and you’re wondering what’s next.
(I don’t even want to admit how many of these I can check off)
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Trust me, this a book for everyone who wants to do something great with their lives. And if you read it and don’t see anything that helps you, give it to someone else who has a dream they are burning to fulfill.