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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

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About the author and her work

This book is written by Heidi Grant Halvaron, who is a social psychologist and researches and works about the science of motivation and communication.

By reading the book, one comes to know that it is a well-crafted “research” book by one of the well reputed Social Psychologists, who have carried out thousands to identify and study the effectiveness of the “9 things successful people do differently”.

The table of contents depicts the well-ordered organization of the topics by which the author conveys his research to the readers.

Following are the topic by topic reviews and summarized ideas regarding the discussed strategies in the book.

#1 “Get Specific”

As the topic suggests that whenever we set a goal, we should try to be as specific as possible

By Taking the time to get specific about our goal and knowing what you want to achieve removes the possibility of settling for less that is, telling yourself self that what you’ve done so far is “good enough—it also makes our course of action which we need to take much clearer.

#2 “Seize the Moment to Act on Your Goals”

Achieving your goal means to hold on to the opportunities by not letting them go so easily before they slip through your fingers.

For this purpose we should decide when and where you will take each action, in advance. Again, be as specific as possible (e.g., “If it’s Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, I’ll work out for thirty minutes before work”). Studies show that by being specific and punctual about the tasks which we have previously set aids in detecting and seizing the opportunities at the very moment, increasing your chances of success by roughly 300 percent.

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#3 “Know Exactly How Far You Have Left to Go”

This topic lays stress upon the fact of self-assessment, which means by evaluating yourself on how far have you come and what have you achieved, in an honest and regular manner. This can also be achieved by the help of others, who on daily basis look at you (family, friends etc.). If you don’t know how well you are doing, you can’t adjust your behavior or your strategies accordingly.



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