Motivation and Goal-Setting shows rather than tells. Instead of launching into long-winded sermons about discovering your "true" identity, author Jim Cairo poses a few simple questions that set the reader off on an interesting path of introspection. By forcing you to get involved with the book by answering these questions yourself, Cairo is using the principles that he writes about. The exercises he suggests will start building momentum that you can carry right over into your own personal goals. The book falters only in the sections on motivation and change, where Cairo lapses into generic sloganeering about learning from mistakes and embracing change. Regardless, getAbstract recommends this book to anyone who feels that they could use a second wind, from a high-school student struggling to remain motivated, to a 55-year-old CEO looking for fresh challenges.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why, to achieve your goals, you must sustain motivation;
- How fear of failure – and success – can prevent people from setting goals; and
- Which eight steps pave the way to success.
About the Author
Jim Cairo is the author, editor and narrator of several books, videos and audio cassettes, including The Power of Effective Listening.
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2 years agoI like this quote "Start now. As you get moving, your momentum builds. With momentum comes motivation." Motivation is my biggest challenge.
2 years agoWe must have a good motivation in order to achieve our goals.
4 years agoWithout having a clear objective or outcome you will never accomplish your goal.