2020: Book #35
“Most people don’t learn from bad decisions because they’re convinced their bad decisions were somebody else’s fault.”
“You may not be good at selling anything to anybody else, but when it comes to selling yourself on a bad idea, you are master class.”
“Self-leadership is the greatest leadership challenge any of us face. But self-leadership is a critical component to our success in every arena of life. You’ll never be a leader worth following if you don’t lead yourself well.”
These are just a few quotes from Andy Stanley’s book, “Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets: 5 Questions to Help You Determine Your Next Move.”
Overall, a great read.
I wish I had memorized this book years ago.
I’d be a better leader today.
At the same time, Stanley’s book is wise advice.
The trick is remembering to ask yourself the questions that he proposes.
Divorce yourself from emotions that can control your decisions making.
Sounds easy when you read it but in real life – it’s climbing an uphill battle.
While the book is helpful and highly recommended, be careful not to make it law.
Our hearts need grace and a lot of it.
Yes, we need help in making better decisions.
However, we need grace, for we are creatures of failure.
Get the book.
Read it carefully.
Learn the lessons.
I give the book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Good read but it doesn’t feed the soul.
That’s book #35 for 2020.
17 more to go.
Leaders are readers.
If you want to be a better leader…be a reader.