‘YOU CAN WIN’, CAN’T YOU?

– Shiv Khera

Genre: Self Help, Nonfiction

You Can Win provides you an approach that will take you from the traditional thinking to the modern world wisdom. Shiv Khera gives you the step by step tool to become a top achiever in your field. 

Shiv Khera is one of the profound authors of India in the modern world, and You Can Win is just a great example of this. Having sold already more than 2.5 million copies in a myriad of languages, it is certain that people believe in his writing and the wisdom he provides. 

“Winners see the gain; losers see the pain.”

In One Line 

Myriad of learning ideas that will help you win in real life.  

My Thoughts 

The book consisted of some valuable concepts which have altered my mindset. One of them was regarding discipline – I used to view discipline as a negative term. Most of us have been taught in school that we should stay disciplined, otherwise we will be punished, which gives a bad meaning to it. In this book, the author has presented discipline as a favorable term in the sense that we can grow and learn things much faster if we remain disciplined, than otherwise. 

Shiv enlightened me about the essentials of developing our subconscious mind, along with the concrete steps to do so. I had not thought anything about its concepts before reading this book. 

“Under Adverse conditions – some people break down, some break records.”

Having said so, there were a few criticisms of this as well. A lot of ideas and concepts seem to be a mere collection of the various popular ‘Self Help’ books around the world. For instance, Shiv mentioned the ‘Think Win-Win’ from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People; ‘Auto-suggestion’ from Think and Grow Rich. Similarly, the author also stated many wordings from How to Win Friend and Influence People. I found these all a mere repetition from what I have already learned. Due to this, I had many questions about the originality of this book while reading it. 

My Recommendation 

Although I did not find this book worthy as a whole – they were definitely some key concepts that I have learned from. Therefore, if you are new to motivational books, then this book is for you, otherwise, you might not really find it time-worthy.

“Motivation is like fire—unless you keep adding fuel to it, it dies. Your fuel is your belief in your inner values.”


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