Jeremy Scott is a self-proclaimed “master of failure.” That sounds pretty pathetic, does it not? However, it is through his mastery of failures that Jeremy Scott has developed an appreciation for success. Not just the pinnacle of success, but the process of succeeding.
In his new book, Make Success Mandatory, Jeremy offers his exercises and tips for success in your life. As a fitness trainer and coach, he has seen firsthand what makes people (including himself) thrive after years and years of failing. It’s all about attitude.
Several of the points in the book are based off of Jeremy’s favorite quotes. With that, I will tell you a couple of mine because I believe that they are in-line with his way of thinking. The first is by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and it goes like this:
And one of my other favorite quotes is this one:
So true, isn’t it? People waste so much time complaining about things they cannot change, and too little time trying to change what they can. Maybe it’s a lesson that comes with age, but in my mind, it is an important one. This is essentially what Jeremy Scott is saying in his book too. You need to have that light in order to persevere, and you need to be willing to do something with it.
This handy guide tells you what, perhaps deep down, you might already know. You can’t sit around and wait for life to happen to you. You have to want to succeed badly enough to work for it. Even if you fail a few times before you succeed, you have to be willing to give it a shot. Make Success Mandatory is one of those books that you may want to read over and over again, each time you might need a little reminder or encouragement to keep going. Though I certainly don’t profess to put Jeremy Scott on the same plane as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross or Plato, I am now adding this as one of my new quotes to remember:
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Make Success Mandatory to review. All opinions expressed here are my own.