Thursday Book Review: Attitude is everything by Jeff Keller

About Author Jeff Keller

Jeff Keller, President of Attitude is Everything, Inc., works with organizations that want to develop achievers and with people who want to reach their full potential. Jeff is a speaker, seminar leader and writer in the area of motivation and human potential. For more than 14 years, he has delivered his uplifting presentations to businesses, organizations, groups and educational institutions.

About Book

The idea of whole book revolves around positive thinking and imagination with examples like actor Jim Carrey who signed his postdated check with a big amount and able to achieve much bigger than that. Even the writer himself did his career transition from Lawyer he gradually become a full-time motivational speaker with motto “Attitude is everything”. There are numerous other stories as well like the story of writer David Baldacci who remain committed on his steps (like daily writing practice from 10-2 in night) to be a successful writer.

Content is divided into 3 important parts:

  1. Success Begins in the Mind: Where author focuses on positive mindset and importance of imagining ourself as the person we want to be.
  2. Watch Your Words: With positive thinking we tend to say positive words and same is true for viscous circle of negative thoughts.
  3. Heaven Helps Those Who Act: And finally with words of commitment action takes place to ultimately achieve what we want. While taking actions neve count on overnight success.

Story that inspired me the most is about Sally Jessy Raphael:

  • She couldn’t pay her credit card bills for 26 years. She moved 25 times looking for work.
  • She was fired 18 times.
  • She worked for 26 years before she earned an annual salary of $22,000.
  • She occasionally lived on food stamps and slept in her car.

Despite all of her setbacks, she refused to give up her childhood dream of a career in broadcasting. She was willing to keep failing… and keep failing until she succeeded.

Amazing Quotes:

  • The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
  • You can get everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want
  • Never underestimate your power to change yourself.
  • A positive attitude is a person s passport to a better tomorrow.
  • Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
  • You can’t always control circumstances. But you can control your own thoughts.
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
  • There is nothing on earth you cannot have — once you have mentally accepted the fact that you can have it.
  • You have control over the pictures that occupy your mind.
  • If it takes 155 steps to reach my goal, I’ll take those 155 steps.
  • Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
  • With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.
  • One person with a commitment is worth more than 100 people who have only an interest.
  • Every adversity carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.
  • Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.
  • Everybody lights up a room — some when they walk into the room… and some when they walk out!

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