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The major difference between achieving people and average people is their perception of and response to failure. John C. Maxwell takes a closer look at failure - and reveals that the secret of moving beyond failure is to use it as a lesson and a stepping-stone. He covers the top reasons people fail and shows how to master fear instead of being mastered by it. Listeners will discover that positive benefits can accompany negative experiences - if you have the right attitude. 

Chock full of action suggestions and real-life stores, Failing Forward is a strategic guide that will help men and women move beyond mistakes to fulfill their potential and achieve success.

©2007 John C. Maxwell (P)2020 HarperCollins Leadership

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couldn't stop listening

this was recommended by a friend and I was a bit optimistic about it but it turns out...I loved this book. I couldn't stop listening!! now I recommend it to everyone else

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  • Derrick B.
  • 27-03-2020

Failing Upward

I I think this is what the title should be. This book has been enlightening and enabled me to move in a different direction in life than I have before!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-03-2020

Great author

Have read his leadership book and now this wonderful book. Maxwell is a great author. His knowledge is powerful, enlightening and motivating. I strongly recommend him to anyone who needs leadership skills or taking a journey in business which they are afraid.

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  • Roxanne
  • 26-10-2020

Helpful book!

This book taught me how to view failures - that is, as part of the success journey. It helped me to realise that one should not internalise failures but learn from them, accept responsibility where necessary, and move forward. The examples of real life persons who would have moved beyond repeated failures was also inspiring. The chapter on the top ten reasons people fail was also insightful. Fail early, fail often, fail forward... A recommended read!

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  • Elena Bielinyte
  • 26-08-2020

Brilliant, specific and concrete

Another great book from John Maxwell. Great layout: steps are easy to follow, stories are relevant and illustrative. The only issue with the audio book is that the reader doesn't always make breaks between different thought blocks, which can be confusing as you aren't always sure if it's the same thought that continues or a new one. But other than that - great, practical steps for taking control of your life. Definitely reading this again soon.

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  • Janet Chambers
  • 08-08-2020

A Great Learning Experience

I so thank John Maxwell for this great learning experience. I have learned so much about my own life while reading this book. I now have a clearer vision of my purpose in life. I understand that ‘failure is not final’

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-2020

great book, i recommend it to everyone

I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is looking to change the way the perceive failure. It's a great read.

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  • AnINja
  • 27-02-2020

Make this title your next book to read.

Excellent perspective on failure and how to hone your mindset. Read and learn to think differently to have am optional edge approach.

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  • 13-01-2021

Great book!

I really enjoyed the book. Would recommend it to everyone. It helped me realize that it is ok to make mistakes. It’s ok to make mistakes as long as you learn and grow from them. Fail forward!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-2020

A book worth more than its pricetag.

This book made me reflect alot on my life. and it has made me see things with a different light and perspective. this book was an experience worth having, and it does Nothing more than inspire you.

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