Book Review The Secret of Success A Little Bit Over A Long Period of Time
By Phillip Crone Reviewed by Catherine Pulsifer
I have literally read hundreds of
books on success, and, throughout my life I have achieved some successes along the way by implementing the theories and strategies from these books.
Looking back on my own successes, and reflecting on the one point that the author, Phillip Crone, consistently refers to in his book, "The Secret of Success, A Little Bit Over a Long Period of Time", was certainly a main contributor to the successes I have realized.
The decision to review this book was my interest in the author's ability to retire at age 37. How can anyone afford to retire at the age of 37? What was he doing that I was not?
After reading the book, I could see how the author was able to achieve success. I wish that I had read this book 20 years ago; perhaps I would now be retired if I had implemented his thinking. You can be sure that now after reading the book I am applying the author's thinking to my own life.
While the author points out and gives you real life examples of how he achieved success, there is one predominant thought throughout the book that can assist you in achieving success. Read the book, you will find the secret as the author repeats and reinforces this point many times. Reflect on this point and you will see it truly is a secret of success!
Quotes from the book:
"It's easy to make it through the good times; it's how we handle the bad times that can separates us from the crowd and move us closer to our goals."
"Find deadlines in your life that you can use as motivation and always find a way to beat the deadline."
"The people who are going to get ahead in this world are the ones who work to control their attitudes and turn most any situation into something positive, or at least not turn it onto something negative."
"Gravitate towards your goals and avoid negative people and situations."
"If everything came easy in life then we would all have everything and nothing would mean anything."
"When you are feeling depressed or down, focus on many if the little things that we all take for granted. The ability to walk, to see, to hear, and even to talk are all things we take for granted."
"I rationalized that everything happens for a reason and if we learn from our past mistakes then something good could come out of it."
"Accept the fact that we can control certain things in our lives and that there are many things in life we can't control. Acceptance is just living with the reality and making the best of the situation."
And, my favorite quote from Phillip Crone's book:
"….let me share one of the greatest secrets that I've learned in life, …….."
Read the book to find, for the end of the quote; you'll be pleasantly surprised.