Top critical review
10% Useful, 90% REHASH!
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 25 May 2021
Why this is BAD –
1. It’s just a rehash of all his previous books.
2. It’s one of those Cliched SELF-HELP books.
3. It has nothing new to offer.
4. The advice is cliched and not worth your time.
5. Even the anecdotes are a rehash from his previous books.
6. I skimmed through 90% of the book, it was that boring and useless.
The Long version -
I picked this book mainly to improve my goal setting skills and expected that it would give me effective means of setting and deciding what goals are important. I had high hopes for this book, and it failed to fulfill even one of them.
This book seemed to me as if it were just a rehash of all the previous books of Brian Tracy. I'd already read 'Million Dollar Habits', by Brian before reading this. That book changed my life completely. I thought the same would be the matter with this book, but sadly it wasn't. I found myself skimming through 80 percent of the book. Most of it was just filler words of over-optimism and pointless anecdotes.
What he did was, he took a few topics from 'Million Dollar Habits' and rehashed them and dragged them into a full-blown book. Hell, even the stories or anecdotes used were similar in both the books. That's the thing with Brian Tracy's books;' if you read one of his books, you've essentially read all of his books '. This book proved to be ineffective in giving me any solid systems for goal setting. Tracy keeps on talking about the mindset, the behavior, and the people you associate with, instead of giving any clear ways or systems to effectively set goals and achieve them.
In conclusion, this book was a mere sham for me, it didn't provide me with any value, and I found it to be one of those 'CLICHED' self-help books that promises everything but delivers nothing. My only advice is this, if this is your first-time reading Brian Tracy, it can be slightly helpful. If you've already read other books by Brian Tracy, I beg you to skip this book, you could read other authors like John C Maxwell, W. Clement Stone, Mark Hanson, Jordan Peterson, Jocko Willink or David Goggins.