The New Psychology of Achievement is a revised and updated version of Brian Tracy’s bestselling program The Psychology of Achievement. Created in 1983, the program has sold over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into 20 languages.
According to Brian Tracy, the revision of the program was undertaken to bring it in line with significant changes in the world since 1983 and to add a whole new series of ideas for success and personal development. The broad aim of this program is to teach you the Mental Laws of Success that hold the key to your success.
Let us now take a look at two requirements, commonly believed to be responsible for achieving success in any field – Hard Work and Talent.
Is Talent Necessary For Success?
Of course it is; everyone will agree that talent can be a huge plus when it comes to achieving success in any field. It is really a blessing and a huge advantage to be born with a talent. However, it is also true that only a few talented people are able to make use of their talents to achieve success in life.
Now let us come to those who are less talented or even ordinary. Can they achieve success or better still, overtake those who are more talented? I am guessing that most of you with a sports background must have said yes.
Sport is one area where it is often the less talented and the average players who end up being more successful. This is also true in other fields.
You only need to go back to your school days and recall those who you thought were talented. Where are they today? Why those who you thought were super talented are leading an ordinary life now?
Is Hard Work Necessary for Success?
Again, the answer is an emphatic yes. There can be no success without hard work. In fact as mentioned above, the less talented and the ordinary ones have often achieved more success than people with talent.
While hard work is a must for success, it is also true that hard work alone is not enough to acheive success. You must have experienced it yourself or seen cases where people working harder and longer than everyone else have remained in the same place, while others who appear to be taking it easy and not working as hard are going places.
What makes some people more successful than others? What is it that prevents the talented ones from achieving success? What propels the less talented and the ordinary to achieve more success than the talented?
The Master Question
All these questions lead to one big question – Is there a particular mindset and thinking that leads to clarity, focus and ultimately more success in life?
According to Brian Tracy, there is a Psychology of Achievement, a particular mindset that is required to achieve outstanding results and greater success in any field.
More importantly, it is possible for anyone to achieve success and all the good things in life by applying the very same principles as used by self made millionaires and other successful people.
The New Psychology of Achievement contains a great deal of information to answer an important question – “What makes certain people successful?”, which leads to the next question – “Can you apply the same principles to become successful?”
The latter question can best be answered and experienced by those who are willing to try.
You can get a complete list of Brian Tracy Personal development products including The Psychology of Achievement at briantracy.com