Be The Best…Are You Out Of Your Mind?

I just finished reading Seth Godin’s interview with Michael Hyatt on his
newly published book ‘Linchpin’. From the interview and reviews all over the social
and other media, it looks as though this is likely to be the No. 1 life-changing & thought provoking book this year (2010). Or maybe in the last 10 years!
I said ‘life-changing’ But come to think of it, how can a book change someone’s life? What do you think?
It is true and this is exactly what a book (non-fiction of course, not the trash most of us read!)
should be able to do. I read a book sometime back and its title was different: ‘You’ve Got To Read This Book’. Yes, that IS the title of the book and rightly so.
The book had chapters written by some of the most outstanding people. Each one of them wrote about the book that changed their life. Amazing read. I recommend it to you. Compiled by Jack Canfield & Gay Hendricks.
A book doesn’t – or rather cannot – change anyone. It all depends on the reader, his or her mindset and the emotional state at the time. You would notice, sometimes you read something & it doesn’t do
anything to you and at other times you are touched by it, or start crying or laughing.
So don’t worry, nothing’s lost if that one didn’t do anything to you.
Well, coming back to being the best.
In his interview with Micheal Hyatt, Seth says: 
‘The linchpin is the person who takes an alternative path, who declined
the take-care-of-you-bargain. The linchpin insists on making a difference, on leading, on connecting with others and doing something I call
art.
The linchpin is the indispensable one, the one the company can’t live without.
This is about humanity, not compliance.’
Btw, Seth Godin is a linchpin himself. He is one of the most popular bloggers and most
sought after speaker in the world.

‘Linchpin’, along with his other books ‘Purple Cow’, ‘The Tribes’, ‘All Marketers Are Liars’ and scores of others make you think.

I assure you even if they don’t change your life, they will surely make you squirm and think about it.

But beware: You might be tempted to stop reading, coz truth hurts!

I quote a line from one his other bestsellers, The DIP to leave you with a thought:
“Sticking with something just so you can be
Mediocre at it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.
Being average is for losers.”
To read a free (legal!) copy of the summary of The DIP, click here.
To read Seth’s interview with Michael Hyatt, click here.
To read summaries from great books visit Wisdom from Books.
Dare to dream!
Be the best in the world!
Nuruddin Abjani

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