My key takeaways from reading the book ?The Greatest Salesman in the World? by Og Mandino
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Estimated original reading duration: 2 hours and 7 minutes
About the author:
His popularity transcends language barriers. His books are so popular that they have been translated into well over 25 languages.
About the book:
The book is a guide to the philosophy of salesmanship and how it can bring about a change in your life.
5 Lessons from the book:
#1 Each day is a new day
Learn from what went wrong the last time around but don?t let it pile up on your mind. Every coming day brings with itself the opportunity to do things better. Grasp at this day with both hands and give it everything.
#2 Be loving and kind
You will find that what you send out in the world is what comes back to you. So in your approach to even random people, be kind and loving. You will find that they treat you nicely in return for what you do for them.
#3 Persistence precedes success
The secret to success lies in not giving up what you do. Failures are inevitable and unavoidable but they do not have to be final. You are not defeated until you stop trying.
#4 Never waste your time
Time is the most important resource that you will ever have. Live every day as if it is your last day on earth and you will find a purpose at the end of each day.
#5 You are a summation of your actions
Everything that you do goes in to show what kind of a person you are going to become. Mind your actions and you will control your future. Yes, it is going to take effort but the result is going to be good.