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Maximum Achievement: The Proven System of Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed

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BECOME THE ARCHITECT OF YOUR OWN FUTUREOne of America's top professional speakers and seminar leaders, Brian Tracy has been a consultant and trainer for hundreds of corporations large and small. His bestselling audio and video programs have been translated into 14 languages and are used in 31 countries. More than one million people have attended his programs on success, sa ...more
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Published August 1st 1993 by Simon & Schuster Audio (first published 1993)
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Joel Thomas
Dec 03, 2013 Joel Thomas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in prison. It was the first "self-help" book I ever read. In 5 short years after my release; 1. I started a successful property management company. 2. I bought 12 houses, remodeled and rented them out. 3. I started a successful personal training business located in the financial district of NYC. 4. I traveled the world. 5. More importantly I changed the way I thought and looked. It changed my socio-econmic status and who I associated with. Everything about me has changed because ...more
Jun 30, 2011 Rommel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just want to share these words about this book,,,LIFE CHANGING, LIFE CHANGING,,,LIFE CHANGING!!!

The techniques in this book if applied are life changing and in every realm of life that you choose to apply them to, not just your career. The title of the book is a little misleading but the content has a mix of psychology, business sense, and life all mixed into a method of programming yourself for success, followed with ways to create action plans so that your ideals manifest themselves into rea
Sep 15, 2009 Jenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the most comprehensive books on personal development, psychology and goal-setting I have ever read.

I actually think the title does the book a disservice. As an already achievement-oriented person, I was hesitant to read something that would just push me harder. Quite the contrary - every page is packed with information that helped me get clarity on my mental patterns and true desires. I see this book as a rare "meta" book in the field of personal development because of how broad and all-
David Feinstein
Mar 07, 2009 David Feinstein rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maximum Achievement is a tremendous book. It's like a modern day version of "Think and Grow Rich," and "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and A goal setting seminar all in one.

Also there are many step by step exercises to help you develop your skills. A book that should be reread over and over again.
Aug 04, 2011 TimFriday rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent. I especially like the section about to give constructive criticism & the danger of destructive criticism. My favorite quote of the book (paraphrase): "Decide what it is you want, then resolve to pay the price to get it."
Jul 09, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book changed my life! READ IT!
Brandon Clay
I have a simple formula for success that requires the right Opportunity, Timing and People. This book, "Maximum Achievement" by Brian Tracy was a potent combination of the three and impacted my life at a time I most needed this type of message.

As a student of the success classics I have always prided myself on understanding the laws of the mind and achievement. However, there was a "missing link" of those laws and their practical daily application in the world of business and sales...enter Brian
May 10, 2013 Moriah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: great-reads
This is one of my favorite books. I almost think of it as a more spiritually based book than business. I enjoy the common sense approach to life, the steps to organization and seriousness of commitment to achieve anything worthwhile in life and the reiteration that you need to have a burning desire to complete your goals.

There are a wide variety of angles and approaches that just make sense. This book trumps all the ideas in "The Secret," by Rhonda Byrne two fold. I reread this book often and th
Leo Polovets
Sep 22, 2012 Leo Polovets rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Devoid of useful content. “Maximum Achievement” is all platitudes and parables and very little meat. The advice is stuff like “think positive” and “repeat ‘I believe in myself’ 50 times in the morning and at night.” Lots of mentions of the Law of Attraction. This was particularly disappointing after all of the science-based, insightful books that I’ve recently read (like Succeed and Willpower).
Tony Jr.
Mar 18, 2016 Tony Jr. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
One of the best books ever written on the subject of success and achievement.
Feb 04, 2014 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book that talks about success in business, relationships, health and financially.

Essentially is breaks down in to deciding what you want, goals. Putting in place a plan and carrying out that plan. If you don't plan for health and take action toward it you won't get it.

Time management is important as is noticing what you are thinking and intentionally driving your own thoughts to create the life you want, fundamentally different from most peoples approach to life of being a slave to
Kunmi Ariyo
I read this book in 2001 and it changed my life forever.I had a bike accident in Oct and i broke my leg so i was at home for 3 months and that was when i read this book.this book was the best thing that happened to me during that period.
I learnt the 5 mental laws.I learnt how to align my thinking with the things i wanted in life.I learnt how to build my self confidence and how to sell myself.It's a must read for everyone!!
If you take this book to heart, you will have positive energy; this is especially important for parents & teachers to have.
World-class athletes know the importance of visualization & other techniques written about in this book.
"The Secret" is essentially a chapter taken from this book.
This is a book you will probably re-read several times, so it's definitely worth purchasing.
Apr 14, 2013 Simon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first personal development book I read, and it changed my life. A great guide to setting goals, time management and working out a strategy to be everything you can be in life. This covers so many different areas of personal development, if you are looking for a book that will be a good introduction to the world of self help, this is a great place to start.
Vaishali Joglekar
"Work on yourself as if your future depended on it ... because it does. You cannot change the world, but you can present the world with one improved person: yourself." Another fantastic, highly useful edition from Brian Tracy. Very practical, hands-on information we've come to expect from Brian. A short book, too!
Patrick Riddle
Jun 16, 2008 Patrick Riddle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Brian Tracy's finest work. I have read several of his books and this is all you need to read. It covers success for all parts of life.

I have read over 200 books in the last few years in personal and professional development and this book is in my top 5. That is all I have to say.
Tatiana Pecherskaya
Very inspiring! It's a great book for those who crave self-development, better understanding of him/herself and human potential. I started practicing some of the principles described in the book and noticed how my life started to change. You can do it too!
Bart Murray
Aug 19, 2012 Bart Murray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1st and Best book I've ever read on the subject of success and achievement. This book gives you every formula of success you'll ever need. If I have to pick one book to succeed this is it.
Apr 17, 2013 Scott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does contain alot of repetition of Tracy's work but is probably the best collection of it. The chapter on goals is worth the price if the book ten times over.
Trilok Reddy
May 20, 2014 Trilok Reddy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
all questions answered. i give a generous 5 . amazing things happened while reading and after reading the book.
Jonathan Johansson
Feb 06, 2014 Jonathan Johansson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-reading
simply awesome,.. everyone should read this book
erjan avid reader
classical self help!
Carlos Pagan
Jan 30, 2014 Carlos Pagan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read!
Maggie James
Nov 16, 2014 Maggie James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A comprehensive guide to maximising personal potential. This book is a manual on how to get the most out of life. Brian Tracy's advice is wise, practical and thorough. He doesn't pull any punches and at times is blunt, but what he says is sound. The book isn't without its faults - he assumes everyone is heterosexual, and his views on male/female dynamics are old-fashioned and patronising, but then the book was written over twenty years ago, so I guess he's simply reflecting ideas that now seem o ...more
Abhishek Sharma
Aug 02, 2013 Abhishek Sharma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
after getting bored with fiction genre i just started reading this awwsome book..

since i was somehow suffering from negative thoughts, this book has really helped me to get out of the negativity i was possessing in my subconsious mind.. even though from the begining this book could not hold me for too long,, still i believed that this book have something to worth for. cause so many anecdotes have inspired me as well espeacilly the labour transforming himself into a good salesman he possibly wou
Desiree Finkbeiner
Well done! Tracy brings together a conglomeration of information previously presented by some of my favorite New Thought authors and gives it his own little twist. He covers various universal laws pertaining to success and thought creation. Nothing new to me, BUT all fantastic reminders along with some great exercises to stay 'tuned-in' to deliberate creation of my own reality-- presented in simple but strong language, great for modern readers who may not be able to get through some of the older ...more
Mar 12, 2016 Juanmi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: character
- Re-read: maybe, perhaps passages
- Grade: 4/5

TL;DR —> Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality

The book is similar in many ways to the 7 habit habits of highly successful people and specially to Think and Grow Rich. However, to me the other books are of greater value. The former has a better structure and the latter is more poetic. I lack the structure and the poetry in this book. Having said, reading the book a pleasure. It reinforces you with positive thoughts all the time. It
Travis Tillman
Oct 15, 2015 Travis Tillman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of all the self help/development books I've read, this is the best. It has taken the best advice from books like 'Think and Grow Rich' and 'How to Win Friends and Influence People', and added valuable new insights. The premise of most of the book is simple; our thoughts control our lives. Although he gets a little too metaphysical at some points (like when he says if you visualize a parking spot in a certain place, it will be there), the advice is sound and really makes sense.

Having read 'T
Jan 21, 2014 Fed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the typical book on success. Tracy talks about forgiveness, taking responsibility for mistakes, and setting goals, as elements for success and these elements, are not ones to attract crowds. However, I agree with Tracy that being honest with oneself and paying attention to these areas will increase our happiness and success.

This is a great quote:
“Your job is to play beautiful music with your life and to create a beautiful performance with it”.

I enjoyed the book, but there are some areas th
May 18, 2013 JP rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brian Tracy's books have always resonated with me. This one did especially, in part because it seems to be a summary of everything he's developed. The central theme is personal accountability and positive mindset as the core of individual achievement.
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