ABOUT THE BOOK:
Blog Title: You Can Win Summary By Shiv Khera
Name: You Can Win: A step-by-step tool for top achievers
Author: Shiv Khera
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Book size: 308 pages
Before discussing the book, let’s first talk about the author Shiv Khera. He is an Indian author of self-help books and an activist. He launched a movement against caste-based reservations in India. Founded an organization called country first foundation and started the Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta party. In 1998 Khera published his first book, YOU CAN WIN (Jeet Aapki in Hindi). This book focuses on achieving success through personal growth and a positive attitude. Another book Khera wrote is Living with Honor, about living honorably and respectably in a fractured world.
You Can Win book motivates people, takes things from your daily life, and turns them into positive thrust. This book is for those who pursue a balanced personality and who want to move towards success with positivity. This is easy to read a self-help book.
Let’s begin with the You Can Win Summary to understand in more detail:
Chapter 1: Building a positive attitude
In this chapter author shares a story of a man who sells different colored balloons at a fair; whenever his business used to go down, to tackle that situation, he used to fly one balloon in the air so that when children see that balloon in the air, they feel like buying it. With this technique, his sales again used to go up. One day, a boy came near him while selling his balloon. He asked, “IF YOU RELEASE A BLACK BALLOON, WOULD THAT ALSO FLY.” That boy’s concern moved that balloon seller, and for this, that man replied With empathy, ”SON, IT IS NOT THE COLOR OF THE BALLOON; IT IS WHAT IS INSIDE THAT MAKES IT GO UP.”
With this story author want us to know that this man saying applies to our lives as well. It is what is inside that counts. The author says that the thing inside us that makes us go up is our attitude. Have you ever wondered why some people, organizations, businesses, or countries are more successful? The reason for this is straightforward. People become successful because they think and act that is thinking effectively.
The author says that one day when he asked two executives if they had a magic wand, what would they ask from that wand? Will they ask for profit or a huge success, or for what? After listening to the answer from those executives, he was very impressed. The answer was that people should have a better attitude. They will ask for a better attitude because it can make a person excellent and successful.
The author says that people’s attitude contributes to success. As per a study done by Harvard University, they say 85 percent of people get a job because of their attitude, and only 15 percent of people get a job because they are clever or intelligent.
Chapter 2: Acres of Diamonds
In this chapter, the author shared a story related to the farmer. The author says a farmer in Africa was happy and content. He was happy because he was content, and he was content because he was happy. One day a wise man came to that farmer and told him about the glory of diamonds and the power that goes along with them. The wise man said that if he had a diamond size of his thumb, he would get his city, and if he had a diamond size of a fist, he could buy his own country; listening to this, that farmer wasn’t able to sleep the whole night. He became discontent, because of this discontent behavior, he was unhappy.
The next day, immediately after waking up, that farmer left his family, sold his entire farm, and moved out in search of diamonds. After searching the whole of Africa, he didn’t find anything, and when he returned to his home place, he was financially destroyed and lost his real happiness. He started feeling unhappy and lost, so finally, he committed suicide.
The person who bought the first farmer’s farm was watering the camels at a stream, and when he was working on that land, he found some shining stones. He took that stone and kept it at his home. When the wise man came to meet the first farmer, he saw that stone.
That wise man asked the new owner if the earlier farmer had returned. This new owner replies no, but why are you asking this?
For this, that wise man says I can see the diamond which I had asked him to search for, for this new owner says no, it’s not a diamond, but an ordinary shining stone and my entire farm, which I have bought from the earlier farmer is filled with such shining stone. w
When that farmer took that wise man to his farm, he told him that these were diamonds not stone. After analyzing that farm properly, they learned that it was covered with acres and acres of diamonds.
After sharing this story author ask us to find 5 morals of this story
So let’s discuss the morals as per the author
- When our attitude is correct, we realize we are all walking on acres and acres of diamonds.
- The grass on the other side always looks greener.
- The author says that every person in this world is like grass. On the other hand, when you like someone else’s grass, someone else also likes some other person’s grass.
- The author says that when people don’t recognize opportunity, they complain of noise when it knocks.
- The same opportunity never knocks twice. The next opportunity can be better or worse, but it can never be the same.
Chapter 3: Factors that determine our attitude
The author says primary factors that determine our attitude:
Under Environment comes home, school, work, media, culture, Religion, tradition, Social environment, and political environment.
The author says our behavior changes according to our experience with people and life events. Our attitude also becomes positive if we have a positive experience with people.
Here the author talks about formal and informal education. Here the author is not only talking about academic qualifications or degrees. The author is talking about knowledge that gives wisdom and ensures success.
This is the end of the You Can Win Summary. In this book, the author has shared the benefits of positivity. This book motivates us and takes us in the right direction; this book can be read at any time whenever you feel sad or depressed. It will motivate you and take you in the right direction.
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