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When storms blow in from the West, Colorado’s cows move the opposite way to stay ahead of the bad weather. But slow cows can’t outrun storms, and they end up stuck in the rain, wind, snow and hail. In contrast, buffalo always run directly into approaching storms. As the storms blow in, the buffalo charge through them, quickly passing out of the bad weather. They keep moving no matter how bad the storm. The lesson, courtesy of motivational expert Rory Vaden, is that when life’s storms arrive, don’t run away. Move directly into the worst weather. Confront your problems head-on with faith in your ability to deal with them. Vaden’s motivational manual offers a host of ideas – some super, some a little silly – and introduces the seven strategies of his “take the stairs” philosophy. He provides a step-by-step process you can use to free yourself of mediocrity and embrace self-discipline. To help readers take his uplifting counsel to heart, he includes action items at the end of each chapter.  Vaden’s heartening, insightful guidance will appeal to anyone who’s new to self-help literature and those who are seeking greater composure, courage and accomplishment.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What the “take the stairs mind-set” means in practical terms,
  • How to use the seven principles of this philosophy and
  • Why “self-discipline” is essential.
 

About the Author

Southwestern Consulting co-founder, sales trainer and motivational speaker Rory Vaden is the New York Times best-selling author of Procrastinate on Purpose, Daily Discipline, Sales Manager’s Edge and Top Producer’s Edge.

 

Summary

“The Hidden Cost of the Easy Way”

Do you live in “ProcrastiNation?” That’s the place where the inhabitants put off tough things until later, usually meaning never. In ProcrastiNation, people always take the escalator, not the stairs.


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    Faiz Armani 4 days ago
    It may be common advice but powerful reminder and great wisdom that will carry you to greater distance
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    Roy Van den Brande 1 month ago
    Your typical dime a dozen motivational book it seems. It lacks creativity. I liked the metaphor of the cows and buffalo though.