BOOK REVIEW OF- Principles of Success
By- Dr. Roopleen
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Laxmi Publications; First edition (2011)
THE CHAPTERS IN BRIEF-
Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success is the culmination of my onerous efforts of writing something simple yet relevant. It is a pragmatic account of the fundamental principles of achieving success by self-help and is the distilled essence of my years of research and understanding of the dynamics of success. This practical manual serves as a step-by-step guide to climb the ladder of success. It gives both an in-depth view and a time-tested approach to succeed and chronicles 14 golden principles of achieving success. The principles are wide-ranging and apply to success in any sphere of life. My own life has been transformed by the principles enshrined in this book. Therefore, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to be successful in life and seeks happiness. Principles of Success Made Easy – 14 easy steps to climb the ladder of success would prove to be not only a guidebook for success but also a reservoir and storehouse of strength and motivation. I am sure all my readers would be able to relate to this book, which has been carefully tailored just for them. They would be tempted to read this self-help manual over and over again in order to assimilate its contents and incorporate the principles in their lives. After all, as is said, ‘a good book becomes a part of you’.
I believe that the biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talks you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow. This book talks about the fourteen easy steps to climb the ladder of success. The title itself gave me a feeling of the way I see it, our natural human instinct is to fight or flee that which we perceive to be dangerous. Although this mechanism evolved to protect us, it serves as the single greatest limiting process to our growth. To put this process in perspective and not let it rule my life, I expect the unexpected; make the unfamiliar familiar; make the unknown known; make the uncomfortable comfortable; believe the unbelievable.
That is success. The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms.
I felt the title is apt and very accurate for the book.
REVIEW OF THE BOOK-
Yes, it is true that the road to success is not at all easy. On the road to success there is absolutely no room for criticism of self or others. Insecurity and fear masquerade as jealousy and judgment. Finding faults in others wastes time as we attempt to remove the bricks from other people’s foundations – time that could be better spent building our own. And worrying about what other people think about us also wastes the time that could be better spent expanding upon what we have built. People will insist on building high and wide barriers directly in your path, often with the intent of closing you in. If you treat these obstacles like fencing walls, they will prove mightily so. We should choose to see them as grand towers meant to be scaled and conquered, providing an added victory as well as a great view of the journey ahead.
The second aspect of this book is achievement. I recall an incident from my childhood days which will relate to this. When I was little and running on the race track at school, I always stopped and waited for all the other kids so we could run together even though I knew that I could run much faster than all of them! I pretended to read slowly so I could “wait” for everyone else who couldn’t read as fast as I could! When my friends were short I pretended that I was short too and if my friend was sad I pretended to be unhappy. I could go on and on about all the ways I have limited myself, my whole life, by “waiting” for people. And the only thing that I’ve ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do. My mother used to teach me “Cinderella is a perfect example to be” but I have learned that Cinderella can go mess herself, I’m not waiting for anybody, anymore! I’m going to run as fast as I can, fly as high as I can, I am going to soar and if you want you can come with me! But I’m not waiting for you anymore.
That is achievement. And what about failures? Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can.
The book beautifully amalgamates happiness with success. Yes, Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.
None of us know what will make you happy. That is a question you have to ask yourself. But what I can tell you for certain is that you will have to ask yourself and get to a place where the sound of your voice is the clearest voice in the room. This book will act as the room and you need to find your voice in it.
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YOU SHOULD READ THIS BECAUSE-
THE BEAUTIFUL AMALGAMATION OF HAPPINESS WITH SUCCESS.
THE LUCID DESCRIPTIVE LANGUAGE.
And lastly think outside of the box. Work outside of the box. Dream outside of the box. Succeed outside of the box.
Overall I would like to rate the book 45 on a scale of 50.
4 stars out of 5
Originality of the chapter and sub plots- 9/10
Net emotions in the story- 9/10
Usage of words and phrases-8/10
The title, cover and the illustration-10/10
The net impact on the readers- 9/10
KUDOS TO Dr.Roopleen- It was really a beautiful plot.