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the skinny on successwhy not you?
By Jim Randel
RAND PublishingCopyright © 2010 Jim Randel
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ForewordWebster's Dictionary defines "success" as "the attainment of wealth, favor or eminence."
Success is, of course, different for each of us but for most of us, the obtaining of money, fame or power is right up there. Our book is about these kinds of tangible success. We take no position on the importance of material versus spiritual success (or even whether they are mutually exclusive).
We believe that 99% of the world's success goes to those people who find the courage to pursue their dreams with everything they have. We do not believe that success is somehow reserved for the smartest, most talented, best-looking or even the luckiest. We believe that the likelihood of your achieving your goals and aspirations is a direct function of the heart and will you bring to the pursuit.
Our objective with this book is to help you reflect upon your potential. We are not going to patronize you with the bromide "you can be anything you want to be." The truth is that there are some limitations and factors beyond your control. Still, what every one of us can do is maximize the likelihood of our success. In other words, we can take steps to improve our chances. Throughout this book, we will be highlighting those steps we believe will increase the probability of your attaining that which you seek.
We believe that each of us has enormous upside potential. Our observation is that most people aim too low-not too high. It appears to us that far too many people underestimate their potential and the heights to which they can climb. We hope that this book will find its way into the hands of such people, and that it will inspire them to reach a bit higher.
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