Title: How High Will You Climb?
Author: John C. Maxwell
Genre: Non-Fiction/Christian Leadership
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Format: Hardcover from BookLook Bloggers
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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
My review (as published at Read, Run, Ramble):
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I enjoy Maxwell’s writing and How High Will You Climb? is not an exception. Maxwell strikes a balance when giving Christian Leadership/Life advice in my opinion. He shares his advice, backed by biblical examples and scriptures and guides learners with a practical voice.
The book explores the impact attitude has on our success – our life in general. Just from the many personal experiences I've had, I’d already knew it was a TON. It is something I struggle with and I’m sure many readers will also relate. Sometimes it is so hard to have the right attitude through the curves life throws out, but the potential difference it would make is so worth it!
Aside from biblical examples, Maxwell also notes several of the standout achievers from history and the negative feedback they received from those around them – feedback which would have most of us nose diving into the ground and quitting. These achievers didn't give up and we have some a life’s greatest inventions because of that fact.
Maxwell briefly explains several reasons we may be causing some of our own negativity along with some practical ideas on how to dig out. For instance, some readers may struggle with making decisions at the wrong time – did you know there’s a “best time” to make major decisions? Did you know it probably isn’t in the midst of whatever life’s latest curve ball?
In the last section of the book, Maxwell offers several steps readers can follow when ready to start making change in their attitude. Additionally, there are action steps for readers throughout the book between chapters so readers are interactively putting Maxwell’s knowledge to use the entire time.
The back cover indicates that How High Will Your Climb? is an abridgment of another book by Maxwell, The Winning Attitude. I've not read that book, and I will add that I generally get worn down with longer self-help books so this one was probably the perfect size for my tastes, but for those who might want to dig deeper, the longer book is always available!
I was provided with a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for any of my reviews.