Thinking like Successful People


Today I will talk a little bit more about the purpose of this blog, this way we can get to know each other better…

Like I said on the first post, I am also on the personal development quest. I think there will always be room for improvement and I enjoy the journey. One of the things I do to improve myself is to be constantly reading and studying.  I love reading and I collect Books of all the subjects I like. Usually I log the books I read (according to subject relevance) on my PDP, this way I keep track of my progress and performance. That’s why every now and then I will be recommending some books I read, like the one bellow:

9 Things Successful People do Differently

I just read this book, and it is totally relevant if you are setting your goals and want to create good habits,leave the bad ones and get motivated. The book was written by Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD. The book it’s straight to the point, a fast read (106 pages) but with great quality and content. It gave me some really good insights.

On top of that, it comes in a great pocket book format so you can have it nearby when you need some help or to boost your motivation and get back on track.

On 9 Things Successful People do Differently  (Harvard Business Review Press) , Dr Halvorson explains in a very simple and enjoyable way what these nine things are:

1)      Get Specific – Dr Halvorson talks about the importance to get specific not just with your goals but also with the obstacles that lie in the way getting there. And explains about the mental contrasting technique.

2)      Seize the Moment to act on your Goals

3)      Know Exactly How Far You Have left to Go- On this chapter, Dr Halvorson explores the importance of monitor your progress and seek feedback on a to-date and to-go basis.

4)      Be a Realistic Optimistic

5)      Focus on Getting Better, Rather than Being Good

6)      Have Grit – Grit is the persistence and commitment to long-term goals. This chapter is also about the importance of will power.

7)      Build Your Willpower Muscle – Here we learn how to develop and train our will power.

8)      Don’t Temp Fate

9)      Focus on What You Will Do, Not what You Won’t Do.

Leave your recommendations and favorite reads that have helped you move forward in your personal and professional development.



4 comments on “Thinking like Successful People

  1. christian says:

    Thanks for the review. It is very useful and insightful too!

  2. Thank you Christian, I’m glad you like it!

  3. Tiffany says:

    WOW!!! This is a great Blog. I am very impressed with so many different ideas you have especially with the online classes and so many more ideas!! I have just started blogging and understanding the process. You now have a REGULAR reader! I will pass your site on to friends as well. Thank you for all of the useful information! Thank you Thank You!!

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