I was probably at the lowest point of my life. I had failed in numerous ventures and didn’t really have a clue regarding what to do next. Also as I was a really introverted person, I wasn’t comfortable sharing my thoughts with anyone even though they were a huge burden. It was at this time I came across a book online. When I completed reading it for the first time, I was able to relate to a lot of things the author had undergone in his story. I understood that for a person to undergo so much pain and failure and then to successfully make a comeback in life, he must have been really strong mentally. Now it has been a few months since I started applying the systems and lessons mentioned in this book. Even though I am still very far from being successful, I can most definitely say that the book has changed my outlook on life. I no longer dread failure but I have learned to embrace it. I am sure that anyone who reads the book will have a lot to take from it.
So below I have mentioned the summary of the book “How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life” by Scott Adams. Please read the book so that you too can learn how to get the best out of life.
How to fail at almost everything and still win big by Scott Adams is one of those surprising books. You don’t expect that much form the guy who created Dilbert. Sure he’ll have a few good stories and it will be funny. But you aren’t expecting it to completely change how you decide which project to do and which ones to ignore.
Well, that is exactly what this book delivered and much more!!
I want to almost call Scott the working man’s hero. He’s been there and done it and escaped the corporate rat race. Scott worked in corporate America for 16 years and always kept his energy up by using his system of doing things that gave him more energy. Whether this was at work or little side projects. He was always working on something that made him want to get up in the mornings….
His formula for priorities is also very simple and easy to follow.
- Look after yourself first. This involves eating right, exercising, avoiding unnecessary stress and getting enough sleep.
- Look after your economics. That includes your job, your investments, and even your house.
- Look after all the other things. Your family, community, country and the world.
His reason for this “selfish” approach is that when you aren’t looking after yourself and your economics you become a burden on your family, friends and community. So first look after yourself before you try and look after anyone else.
The Book will add a lot of meaning to life for anyone who reads it. I have been recommending this book a lot. I am sure you will too once you read it.