When we think of the skills and qualities we need to acquire which could navigate us on the
path of success, we unquestionably think of hard work and determination. What we also need
to remember is that we need to master a lot of other competencies which are equally essential
along with hard work and perseverance to accelerate our growth and make us successful.
‘What Success Is Looking in You’ is one such reminder and a helping hand for all those who are
looking to sharpen their axe and scale up themselves.
The difference between what you are and what you want to be, is what you do – Bill Phillips
And this is exactly what this book talks about. The very simple and trivial aspects are stressed
upon which contributes immensely to the overall development and accomplishments.
Important aspects that are spoken about in the book are – focus, clarity, priorities, practice,
discipline, power of imagination, handling negativity, persistence and responsibility.
Undeniably, these aspects are often spoken about. You would find immense data on internet or
many books. However, what’s unique about ‘What Success Is Looking in you’ is the detailed
insight and relatable explanation on each of these characteristics. The deep understanding and
visionary comprehension reflects the high intellect and eye to details of the author.
While he has covered varied topics, the book showcases his strong belief that we need to come
out of our comfort zone to achieve the impossible. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
and if you always do what you always did, then you would always get what you always got.
The significance of practice is not underrated while so many critical illustrations are mentioned.
Manish Kumar has won hearts by mentioning a very gratifying and deepest thought that
‘practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect’. A borrowed thought from
Vince Lombardi enlightening that we need to keep practicing the good habits and that’s the
way to reach perfection. Practicing the bad habits would not lead us to our desired destination.
For each of the behavioral change, he has provided simple and easy steps making it extremely
understandable and applicable to the readers. Thoughtful reasoning, tips and importance of
every outlook is mentioned in such a detailed way which makes it very clear and doable.
The book is inspiring, motivating and energizing. The exceptional part of the book comes when
the author highlights very common and unnoticed issues like time versus task management,
commitment versus trying, reasons why not to give up and doers versus dreamers. This section
would definitely stir up the energies and greatly encourage the audience.
The content is precise and to the point. Overall though the book does not mention directly, yet
it teaches us to aim for SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely)
which gets us to labor more sensibly and wisely, rather than aiming the undefined objectives.
And not to forget, Manish stresses on the need to rejoice and celebrate our achievements and
triumph. Running in the race can be an enjoyable trip only when you stop stressing out and
start relishing. Because the journey to success is just as important as the success itself!