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Brian Tracy discusses how to apply the major principles of success and how to achieve your goals. These principles are very familiar to anyone who has participated in success programs or read success literature, so you will sense some déjà vu. Still, Tracy writes with an authoritative, engaging voice, and presents these basic principles as a well-organized quick read, complete with examples. His description of the various "laws" of nature that produce success, such as the "Law of Cause and Effect," the "Law of Subconscious Activity" and the "Law of Belief," contribute to the book’s feeling of authority, although the basis for calling such patterns of action and outcome "laws" may be uncertain. Yet, the device works well here, and many readers like to be told exactly what steps to take. In short, getAbstract.com recommends this zippy retelling of popular prescriptions for success - though the prescription is like mother’s old-fashioned medicine: nothing new, but it goes down very well.

About the Author

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a consulting and training organization with affiliates in 22 countries. A top professional business speaker, Tracy has given more than 2,000 presentations worldwide to audiences as large as 23,000 people. He has published 26 books and more than 300 audio and video learning programs, many of which have been translated into multiple languages.

 

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You - and the Laws - Govern Your Future

Certain immutable laws govern success. If you follow them, you will succeed. Your decisions and choices shape your future, and so you shape almost everything that happens in your life. You create your future by being proactive, in contrast to most people - about 90% - who are passive. They simply wish and wait for things to happen, but when you are proactive, you take charge of your life. You are in control; you are the captain of your ship.

Achieving success means mastering the probabilities, since success is predictable. To assure your success, do what other successful people do. Otherwise, you are not likely to succeed, given the Law of Cause and Effect, which states that "everything happens for a reason." All effects or results happen because of one or more causes, not by chance. So if you choose more effective actions, you will attain better results.

The Law of Probabilities affects the particular outcomes you achieve. This law explains the factor commonly known as "luck." According to the Law of Probabilities, every event has a probability of occurring under certain conditions. When you flip a coin, there is a 50% ...


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