Summary of The Difference Maker

Making Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset

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The Difference Maker book summary
Sure, you’re talented and smart. But you need the right attitude to be successful and happy.


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The great attitude platitude is that once you adjust the way you look at things, you’re on your way to success and riches. Motivational writer John C. Maxwell agrees that attitude is an essential component of success, but he says that by itself it won’t help you reach your goals. You also need skills, talent and experience. However, Maxwell believes that all things being equal, your attitude can make the difference between achieving your objectives and falling short. While this short read provides a quick fix for maintaining a positive mindset, the material is more of a fast boost than a lasting bulwark. getAbstract recommends it to those who are looking for a positive shot in the arm.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to develop and maintain a positive attitude
  • How to accept the inevitability of failure and benefit from the experience
  • How to prevent fear from taking over your life


Does Your Attitude Look Good on You?
Your internal attitude comes through even if you try to hide it. Nature and nurture influence your fundamental outlook on life. Your personality traits, how you were raised and any early childhood traumas all figure into the equation. Did your parents...
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About the Author

John C. Maxwell has written more than 40 books on leadership. He is the founder of a leadership development service and Equip, a nonprofit leadership development group.

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