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This is an exceptional, easy to read book that will show you how to break free from your limitations to lead a full and rewarding life.

Inside you will learn how to:

· Change your life by changing your thinking
· Throw out your mental garbage
· Set and achieve your goals
· Get through tough times
· Squeeze the most out of each day
· Never stop learning
· Avoid burnout
· Control your emotions
· Gain a slight edge
· Overcome fear
· Accomplish the...

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Overview

This is an exceptional, easy to read book that will show you how to break free from your limitations to lead a full and rewarding life.

Inside you will learn how to:

· Change your life by changing your thinking
· Throw out your mental garbage
· Set and achieve your goals
· Get through tough times
· Squeeze the most out of each day
· Never stop learning
· Avoid burnout
· Control your emotions
· Gain a slight edge
· Overcome fear
· Accomplish the impossible
· Become self-reliant
· Deal with conflict
· Be happy and have fun
· Manage stress

This book fits into any hectic lifestyle. The chapters are self-contained and can be read in any order. Just spending a few minutes a day reading from this book will have a positive and dramatic impact on your life.

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Editorial Reviews

John Szozda

Put a flea in a jar with a glass lid and it will quickly learn its limits by jumping up against the glass ceiling. Remove the lid and the flea will not jump out of the jar although it has the ability to do so.

 

      The flea has been conditioned to learn its limits, states Bryan Golden, in his new book, Dare To Live Without Limits.

 

      Like the flea, we are conditioned to accept limits about our abilities. Parents, teachers, coaches, employers, spouses and peers all can impose artificial limits by expected less of us than we could deliver if they had expected more.

 

      Learning to shed these artificial limits and live full, satisfying lives of limitless potential is the gist of Golden’s book. If you are a regular Press reader, you’re familiar with Golden’s positive messages. His column appears periodically in these pages. Golden’s book is more of the same. Nearly 50 short chapters addressing such topics as: how to change your life by changing your thinking, how to throw out your mental garbage, how to set and reach goals, how to live in the present, how to control your emotions, how to guard your time, how to manage stress and how to be grateful for what you have.

 

      The book provides many ah-ah moments, useful bits of advice you either have not been exposed to, have forgotten or have failed to practice. Here are a few:

 

·        Ironically it takes more effort to endure a life of unrealized potential than to work toward success;

·        You can get everything you want in life by helping other people get what they want;

·        Say no to those people and activities that distract you from your objectives. Reserve your time for those actions that bring you closer to your goals. Use time, don’t waste it;

·        Many people constantly get tripped up in the small annoying aspects of life. Far more emotional energy is expended than is warranted. As a result, the enthusiasm for good and positive things diminishes;

·        Would you permit others to walk through your home taking anything they wanted? Absolutely not. But do you allow other people and activities to rob you of your time? If so you are squandering something more priceless than any of your possessions;

·        Many people don’t feel any urgency to start pushing toward goals today. Starting tomorrow appears to be just as satisfactory. As this procrastination develops into a behavioral habit, goals are put off so often they begin to fade and may never be pursued at all;

·        Be different. Do what others don’t. Be a little early. Stay a little late. Take initiative. Understand what needs to be done, and do it without being asked. Invest in yourself. Enhance your knowledge, skills and expertise;

·        What should you do if you are not treated properly? First of all, don’t respond in kind. If you do, you allow yourself to be drawn into the other person’s problem, which will have a negative impact on you;

·        Placing blame on external factors locks you into your current situation with no hope of escape.

 

      My favorite Golden words are these, “Developing a sense of inspirational dissatisfaction helps you maximize your potential and stay alert to the multitude of opportunities available.” In other words, don’t get lulled into a false sense of security. Change is inevitable. Be mentally prepared for it.

 

      And I also like this statement about how to view a seemingly impossible task, “Each time you elude risk by evading the impossible, you lower the threshold for what you consider unattainable. Conversely, by accomplishing the “impossible,” you raise the bar for what you can achieve.”

 

      If you’re looking for an easy road, Golden’s book’s not for you. While the chapters are short and easy to read and can be read out of sequence, on a lunch break or while you’re waiting for a train, implementing the words and changing your attitude will take discipline, concentration and patience. But, if you’re intent on changing your situation, this is a good guide book to the road to success.

 

      If there’s a criticism about the book it’s that it’s filled with clichés you’ve heard elsewhere from other positive thinkers and change-masters. In fact, the sky-blue cover with a soaring shorebird reminds one of Jonathon Livingston Seagull. But, in his defense, Golden has been a change-master for more than 20 years. He is a management consultant based in New Jersey. He is also an adjunct professor, motivational speaker, author and columnist. Any road to successful living utilizes a good foundation and these clichés serve as that foundation.

 

      Why is this important?

 

      Because as Golden says, “You determine how much living you pack into a day.”

The Press

Midwest Book Review
"Dare to Live Without Limits: Rocket Fuel for the Mind is a self-help guide written to work with any lifestyle, no matter how on the go, or downright hectic. Chapters show one how to revitalize one's mind, overcome fear, become more self-reliant, and focus on achieving one's goals. Written by entrepreneur and columnist Bryan Golden, who formed his successful management consulting firm from scratch, Dare to Live Without Limits offers simple but profound motivational truths that stress the immeasurable power of free will. "You don't need to feel depressed; you can choose happiness. You don't need to be afraid; you can choose confidence. You don't need to be discouraged; you can choose action. You don't need to be stressed; you can choose tranquility."
August 2005
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975368800
  • Publisher: Power Point Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 544,073
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.59 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Power Within

2. The Basic Principles: An Overview

3. You Are What You Think About

4. Perception is Reality

5. Throw Out the Garbage

6. Set Goals

7. Plan to Reach Your Goals

8. An Eight Step Plan to Reach Your Goals

9. The Secrets of Achievement

10. Never Ever Give Up

11. The Certainty of Uncertainty

12. Tough Times Don't Last

13. Lessons from Nature

14. All We Have is Today

15. Looking Forward with Hindsight

16. Education Never Ends

17. Ask Questions

18. Information Overload: Avoiding Burnout

19. A Healthy Mind

20. Control Your Own Emotions

21. Guard Your Time

22. Patience

23. Activity vs. Productivity

24. The 80/20 Principle

25. The Slight Edge

26. Have an Attitude of Gratitude

27. What You Project You Receive

28. The Treasure Within You

29. Inspirational Dissatisfaction

30. Overcoming Fear

31. A Kite Flies Against the Wind

32. Your Choice

33. Impossible = It Means Possible

34. Winning vs. Losing

35. Self-reliance

36. Nice People Finish First

37. Overcoming Adversity

38. Cause and Effect

39. Living Without Anger

40. Interacting With Difficult People

41. Dealing With Conflict

42. Staying Sane in an Insane World

43. Be Happy - Have Fun

44. Don't Worry

45. Managing Stress

46. A Healthy Body

47. Take Chances

So where do you go from here?

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First Chapter

Living without limits. Living your life to the fullest. Living with happiness. Living your dreams. Living free from fear and worry. You have the power to live your life any way you want. Your mind has awesome, untapped power that you can harness to direct, improve, and enrich your life.

Why doesn't everyone utilize their mind to the fullest?  There are several reasons. People are unaware of the power that they possess. People don't believe they have the potential that they do. People don't know how to utilize their potential.

You will never be as young as you are today. Life is not a practice run. So squeeze the most out of every day. Whatever has happened to you in the past is over. Don't allow your past to pollute your future. All that matters is what you do today.
 
To live life your way, you have access to the most powerful tool ever known.  This marvelous tool is your mind. It can be your ally or your enemy - the choice is yours.

To harness your mind's virtually unlimited power you must regularly feed it the right thoughts. Positive or negative, your mind digests and processes whatever you feed it. Only you can control your mental diet.

You can direct your mind to bring you the life that you really want. You don't have to settle or suffer. Only thoughts and attitudes differentiate success from failure. There are many definitions of success, but there is only one definition of failure: giving up. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

Everyone has problems and every problem has a solution. Problems are not something to be feared. They provide an opportunity to learn and grow. With every adversity there is an equivalent or greater opportunity. Successful people utilize their problems as stepping stones to reach their goals. Others use their problems as excuses to justify where they are and why they can't do more.

There's no escaping the law of cause and effect. If you do what you've always done, you'll continue to get what you've always gotten. To have different results you must take different action. Success is only possible by reaching out and extending into the unknown.

Don't fear failure. The concept of failure is learned; we are not born with it. Success is simply getting up one more time than you fall down. You haven't failed unless you stop getting up. To double your rate of success, double your failure rate.

Throughout life, we are told what we can't do. We hear "no" more than we hear "yes". To achieve success, we must unlearn the concept of failure. Those who succeed have purged their vocabularies of all negative concepts such as "failure", "won't work" and "can't do."

Consider the following examples:

o The Apple microcomputer was turned down by both Hewlett-Packard and Atari, but had first year sales of $2.5 million.
o In his first year in the automobile business, Henry Ford went bankrupt. Two years later, his second company also failed. His third corporation has done rather well, however.
o Dr. Seuss's first children's book was rejected by 23 publishers; the 24th publisher sold six million copies of it.
o Howard Hughes Sr. was forced to abandon his first oil well because he couldn't drill through the hard rock. He then founded Hughes Tool Co. and invented a rock drill that became the foundation for the family fortune.
o R.H. Macy went broke with his first three dry-goods stores.
o After Paul Galvin's storage-battery business failed for the second time in 1928, he borrowed $750, bought back part of it and went into business again as Motorola.

These are just a few examples of what the mind can accomplish. The people in these examples didn't possess anything that isn't available to you. You have unlimited potential. Whether you realize it is up to you. Your only limitations are the ones you impose upon yourself.

The application of these principles will touch and improve every aspect of your life. You can live without limits!

 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    A good shot of positive thinking

    This book shows how a little positive thinking can go a long way. And I do mean little. The short chapters make good, quick reading on the go. I usually have five or six books going at once, so that was great for me. My wife picked it up before I was finished and she found it helpful too. Some ideas in here I found particularly useful: <p> --Limit your intake of negative information. I used to start my day by reading the newspaper. I cancelled my subscription, and now I skim the headlines online later in the day. My mood and outlook have improved tremendously. <p> --Don't spend a lot of time thinking about past mistakes. Learn from them, and then put most of your focus on what you've done right in the past. This one suggestion has helped me be a lot more productive. <p> --Being respectful, thoughtful, and kind gets you farther than being cutthroat. I'm a successful business person, and I have certainly found this to be true. It's nice to have that point of view validated. <p> --Most successful people have failed. A lot. History tends not to remember their failures, but Golden shows how Thomas Edison, Dr. Seuss, Jonas Salk, and other luminaries in all fields failed time and again before striking gold. That's powerful motivation to keep trying until you get it right. <p> I would have liked a little more about the author's personal journey as he's applied these ideas to his life, and perhaps a bit about how some of his management consulting clients have worked with them as well. Of course that would have expanded what is now a very digestible little volume. <p> If you're looking for a detailed, step-by-step how to guide for how to improve your life, this one might not be for you. But if you can use a shot of positive energy to help you get through the day, one without the religious undertones of so many other inspirational books, it's well worth your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2004

    A great guide. A big message

    I found this book to be clear,concise and easy to read. I would consider it a handbook to have on your desk or nightstand. It serves as a reminder that we are what we think about. The importance of being aware of the one thing we can control, our own thoughts and actions. I enjoyed reading the book and will keep it as a reference to look at as needed in my day to day life. I highly recommend this book to all to read and reread. It is uplifting and inspiring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2004

    A little book with a big message

    I found this book to be extremely informative and helpful. It is written in clear, concise terms with many examples of practical applications and is very helpful at pointing out specific ways to look for and focus on the good possibilities in life. It is a potent and timely reminder that we all have the power to change our own lives, right here and now. It emphasizes the importance of channeling our thoughts and energies into positive actions and reminds us that we can improve the world around us by offering respect and thoughtfulness to others. It also describes the success stories of those who have accomplished great things because they refused to give up on their dreams. I found this book to be a useful and inspiring guide and I recommend it highly to all - it should be required reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    A Great Uplifting Book

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making changes in their life. It contains inspiring examples of how to make changes in your thinking and attitude that will enhance your life. The short concise chapters are very easy to read and comprehend. You can read a chapter in minutes and start applying it to your life immediately. This book is uplifting as well as helpful. You will be inspired by the stories of people who have used these principles to succeed. It provides you with guidance and encouragement on your journey through change. You can read and reread this book. Each time you will discover a new concept or way of viewing life.

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