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Word to the Wise: The Power of Perception by Christopher M. Jones begins with an often encountered question: “What does it mean to be successful?” Examining the different aspects of success, such as achieving the correct and desired result of an attempt, he goes on to the part played by inspiration. Thereafter, he begins discussing the power of perception, words of motivation, and other elements. Christopher M. Jones points out the significance of ‘first impressions’ in modulating our perception. Discussing the pitfalls we face, like making up our minds without a fair analysis, he goes on to offer tips for overcoming obstacles, creating hope, and boosting one's self confidence. The author specially mentions the need to help others in helping oneself.
Word to the Wise by Christopher M. Jones discusses the importance of inspiration in driving one to succeed and move forward in life. He has approached the ‘problem’ of success from all angles and, rightly so, finds ‘perception’ as a major factor, the importance of which he presents in a beautiful quotation: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” While discussing each and every parameter of ensuring success, the author proposes various practical steps to achieve each. For example, in the case of overcoming obstacles, the proposed steps are: 1: Resist the urge to compare yourself to others. 2: Give yourself challenges and celebrate your accomplishments 3: Keep an optimistic attitude. 4: Focus on your positives 5: Never give up. A good book that analyzes success thoroughly.