The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.

Achievement can be taugh. It ’ s th muscle, and onl you understand how to flex it, you ’ ll be ble to meet life ’ s complexitie and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford contends.

In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us kno the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us reate a simila experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we ’ ve no wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including:

Don ’ t try—DO; Excuses are self-defeating; Believe you are a doer and achiever and you ’ ll become one; Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish; Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals; Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you; And more.
The brain is complex and is lways working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we must be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how.
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Published July 7th 2015 by Harper Business

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If you g to reading self-development books, a lot of his concepts -- you 'll realize -- are hardly new.

Even, the reason most people ca n't just " do it " because they 've developed and internalized a lot of self-limitation which they migh not free themselves of.

Basically Roth tells you to dismantle all associations you 've projected on the world/people/things around you.

He contend that once you 've gone through the exercise of saying " such and such has no meaning " and really let it sink in, you break the chains and free yourself.

SOO you are unable to CHOOSE new eaning that is more conducive in achieving your goals.

But limited, I believe.IT IS self-empowering to stop ascribing and associating meaning to everything around you.

As th person of Faith, I decid to believe that ALL THINGS to a simple grain of sand have profound meaning known only by God, by His purpose.

I shoul amend Roth 's No Meaning approach by saying: Things do have meaning.

Maybe, stop projecting your own limited meaning.

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Author highlights that failures on our endeavors can be taken as step stone towards our goal in achievements and give a meaning to those failures which comes in the wa.

The way if we stop these lame excuses and take full responsibility then it changes our behavior towards the problem solving approach and helps us to live a productive life.

Most of he time we used to ave th wrong way of understanding the problem and this creates chaos and leads us into wrong path.

ew to highlight here are hard work, reating a supportive environment, relaxing, brainstorming, having several what-if questions, storyboards, how-why diagrams, mind maps etc., Once you get the problem solving way, it is all about givin them into action.

Author Roth, highlights reading habit are step stones towards small successes.

Author explains about different kind of prototypes and how they helps us towards our way to success.

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Starts off strong and ends strong.

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so thi secon half of this very larg book is focused on getting you to do hatever, rather than excusing, reasoning, delaying, planning etc etc.

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Worth reading, a book remind me what Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said about dreams " Dream is not what you see in sleep.

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