Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail: The 6 Enduring Principles of High Achievement

Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail: The 6 Enduring Principles of High Achievement Review

For decades they assumed that people who face adversity—a difficult childhood, career turbulence, sudden bouts of bad luck—will succumb to their circumstances. Yet over and over again they found a significant percentage are able to overcome their life circumstances and achieve spectacular success.
How is it that individuals who are not “supposed” to succeed manage to overcome the odds? Are there certain traits that such people have in common? Can the rest of us learn from their success and apply it to our own lives?
In Succeeding When You’re Supposed to Fail, Rom Brafman, psychologist and coauthor of the bestselling book Sway, set out to answer these questions. In a riveting narrative that interweaves compelling stories from education, the military, and business and a wide range of groundbreaking new research, Brafman identifies the six hidden drivers behind unlikely success. Among them:
•The critical importance of the Limelight Effect—our ability to redirect the focus of our lives to the result of our own efforts, as opposed to external forces
•The value of a satellite in our lives—the remarkable way in which a consistent ally who accepts us unconditionally while still challenging us to be our best can make a huge difference
•The power of temperament—people who are able to tunnel through life’s obstacles have a surprisingly mild disposition; they don’t allow the bumps in the road to unsettle them
By understanding and incorporating these strat-egies in our own lives, Brafman argues, we can all be better prepared to overcome the inevitable obstacles we face, from setbacks at work to chall-enges in our personal lives.

Title:Succeeding When You're Supposed to Fail: The 6 Enduring Principles of High Achievement
Edition Language:English

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    SUCCEEDING WHEN YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO FAILMain skills to cultivate:Internal locus of control: you can create your destiny, you have the power to change yourself and your circumstances. Learn from your m...

  • Dave B.

    The book “Succeeding when you are supposed to fail” follows the same format found in most self-help books. A thesis is presented to the reader. Each point of evidence for the argument is supported...

  • Greg Harkins

    A quick easy conversational approach to building resilience by psychologist Rom Brafman.He describes people who rebound as tunnelers and describes the tools they use to rebound when they face setbacks...

  • Nikki

    Psychological orthodoxy dictates that if you experience some sort of trauma, you are more than likely to shut down and be affected by it for the remainder of your life. You connect the dots to that si...

  • Wellington

    In the epilogue Rom Brafman talks about hating textbooks, and this book is not a textbook. In a casual breezy narration, Rom Brafman shares inspiring stories and ideas, and I finished in less than a d...

  • Yuna Lee

    Rom Brafman explains the keys to "tunneling" through adversity by breaking it down into three primary components--drive, orientation, and contact. He tells us to do what most of us already know we're ...

  • Eleftheria

    Ένα ακόμη εξαιρετικό βιβλίο που αδικείται από την ελληνική του έκδοση!Σε κάθε περίπτωση το περιεχόμενο παραμ...

  • Mohammed alkindy

    a small dosage of self development. Tunnelers were introduced,those who manage to make it despite all the odds. locus control is being considered as one way classifying individuals, internals are thos...

  • Jack Cheng

    This is a short, informative book that I thought was very useful, particularly in my work teaching the Clemente Course in Boston. I took notes and made some reflections in a blog post: http://jackchen...

  • Martin Goldberg

    I really liked this. I thought it was "Malcolm Gladwell"-like, and very interesting and compelling. Good writer. Also reminded me of the Power of Habit. Suprised more people didn't rate it higher. It'...