I tell you what! If Weldon Long’s personal story is not enough you convinced the only think holding you back from your dreams is your excuses, you might just be a lost cause! (I don’t really believe that – but you seriously need to get off your potato bag!)
There really is nothing “new” in this book as self-help goes. It pretty much says the same thing you would expect to hear from Jim Rohn, Anthony Robbins or Steven R. Covey. Indeed, Weldon readily admits those are some of the very people that helped him turn his own life around. (I don’t want to give too much of his story away because I feel it is so powerful in the context of this book. Another option is to read his other book The Upside of Fear. I have it sitting on my “to read” table now.)
The Power of Consistency is geared toward sales, as the subtitle indicates but it’s applicable to anyone. The book has a number of excises to help you nail down your goals and actually craft an actionable prosperity plan. And Yes, I am one of those nerds that does the exercises. And, I do it even if it means I have to hang with the book a few days longer.
I have a friend that is going through a rough patch. (That is putting it mildly. He’s actually meeting his own rite-of-passage.) I gave him this book in hopes that it would encourage and motivate him. Like I said at the start, Weldon’s story really should be enough to convince just about anyone there really are no reasons for not succeeding in life; there are only excuses.
If you want a better life, make better decisions. You’re life is perfectly designed to give you the results you’re getting given the decisions you’ve made. Indeed, your life is a lagging indicator of your past decisions. If you don’t like it, it’s up to you to put down the potato chips and go make a change! As Jim Rohn would say, “Nobody can do your pushups for you”. If Weldon long can turn his life around; it’s going to take some extreme circumstances to explain why someone else isn’t able to do the same.