You’ve gotta know when to hold em, Stickibility
If there is one book that is a must on your book shelf besides the usual suspects, then Stickibility is it. I have the great honour of being able to read just about a book a week from some of the top authors, digest their material, then interview them on their book. When I sat down to read Stickibility, it was the normal routine until I read the first four pages!
It took only four pages and I was hooked. Have you ever read a book that just grabbed you in your soul and you didn’t want to put down? Did the book have Stickibility? Greg Reid’s does and I can assure you of one thing, if you are looking
Allow me to share some of the main points that I pulled out of just a few of the pages in Stickibility. It would be the longest post (called a book) if I were to go through even 2/3 rds of them so I’ll just use a few that made me really think about myself, my beliefs, my actions, and my abilities in just the first 14 pages.
Page 5: You can see someone’s true self simply by observing how they act when they’re faced with a difficult situation an think no one is watching.
What does that statement say to you? It got me thinking about times where I’ve acted in ways that I’m not proud of or would like to act again. Since I have read but more importantly since I internalized (or digested) that statement, it took on a whole new meaning. The main trajectory moment (as I like to cal them) that I took out of this statement is ‘Do we act different when we know people are watching?’ I believe that in fact we do, until we make a conscious decision to not allow our ego to influence our decisions. If you sit back right now and critically think about the times where you didn’t act as you would have in front of family members, friends, or even a significant other, we would probably all be able to sit here and recite story after story. Hopefully you are sitting there smiling as you read this, just as I am smiling writing it, that means that you are really digesting this statement and that my friend is where true transformation takes place. The lesson: Be who you are at all times and start to respond instead of react in times of challenge, you will become a far better leader than you have ever been. People look up to leaders in times of difficulty and when the leader is calm, cool, and collective, the leader will remain in position of influence. Oh and here is another little nugget on page 3 that continues over to 4 I thought I would share with you. ‘Think about it. It’s easy to be happy-go-lucky and make great decisions when everything is going your way. The question is, how do you respond when a challenge comes? It’s at this precise moment that who we are as people is revealed to the world.’
Page 10: Of course, you can’t always control your circumstances, but you can control how you deal with them.
Now here we get into some really remarkable thinking. Can you remember a time where you had no control over a circumstance or challenge you faced but your reaction…(response maybe?) was something you might wish you were able to take back? I think we’ve all been there at some point and time. So when we have these “situations” arise we should really stop and take a deep breath and THINK. I mean critically think about the challenge. Is your initial reaction going to serve you in the progress toward your destination? (Your dream destination not frustration destination!) If it’s not going to serve you in reaching your goal like taking a deep breath and then responding to your challenge will, then would it be o.k. to say that it is going to move you away from said goal or destination? Yep, sure will my friend!
Think about it. It’s easy to be happy-go-lucky and make great decisions when everything is going your way. The question is, how do you respond when a challenge comes? It’s at this precise moment that who we are as people is revealed to the world.
Stickibility is a fantastic book and help us make Stickibility the first book out of The Napoleon Hill Foundation hit the New York Times Best Sellers List!
You can get your copy of Stickibility here at the The Napoleon Hill Foundation’s web site.
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