So far, I am 25% done with this book by David J. Schwartz. Its not a bad book, full of reenforcing quotes and ideas that, if one took the time to think for a few moments in this fast-paced world, they would come to the same conclusion. I like books like these, because they serve as a condensed reminder of the importance of thinking big and setting goals higher than you otherwise would.
These ideas are timeless, going back to the age of the Greeks or before. They survived through the Middle Ages, thrived in the Renaissance, reemerged again in the Age of American Exceptionalism (note: I personally mark this period as the post WWII era to the 1960s). Its a pity that critical thinking and goal setting are not taught in public schools anymore.
I see so much promise in the generation coming of age and am optimistic about the future and the youth of that future, skills like the ones preached in this book will make the future generations unstoppably successful.
If you get a chance, check out this book. It has a lot of little nuggets of wisdom such as these:
- “See what can be, not just what is.”
- “Build castles, don’t dig graves!”
- “To think confidently, act confidently.”