The Try: Reclaiming the American Dream
What is it that separates the doers, leaders, and success storiesamong us from the dreamers, also-rans, and wannabes? Tobestselling author James P. Owen, it’s all about having The Try—the quality of giving 110 percent to the task or challenge at hand.
In The Try—a dozen true stories of ordinary people who’ve doneextraordinary things across varied fields of endeavor—Owen revealsThe Try as a character trait that can be forged in several ways.Some of those profiled are driven by a childhood dream or longheldambition. Others are fueled by someone else’s belief in them,an unwavering belief in themselves, or the urge to pit themselvesagainst daunting odds. Still others find The Try in a life-changingmoment when they hit rock bottom or come face-to-face with failure.
What all high achievers have in common, Owen believes, is a blendof inner drive, focus, and determination that pushes them to pursuetheir goals relentlessly, confronting every obstacle, and never,ever giving up. His insightful profiles bring to life new scientificevidence that effort trumps ability. In other words, how much youcan achieve depends not on how smart or talented you may be, butinstead on the quality of your efforts and how much you try. Owenprovides inspiration that will strike a chord with anyone who has alofty goal, a deep personal ambition, or a major challenge to face.By connecting the dots in this collection of stories, he also deliverspractical “how to” advice for those who want to cultivate The Tryin themselves, or to encourage someone else on the road to realizinghis or her full potential. Owen’s conclusion: “If you’ve got TheTry, anything is possible. All it takes…is all you’ve got.”
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Review: The Try: Reclaiming the American DreamUser Review - J - Goodreads
This book is composed of twelve pretty brief synopses of successful people and their outlooks on life - not a lot of substance, but inspirational nonetheless. A bit over-priced for the content. Read full review
Review: The Try: Reclaiming the American DreamUser Review - Goodreads
Inspirational stories of people who gave their all to accomplish their goals.