I have read many of Maxwell’s books. As I started to read the paperback "Beyond Talent" I quickly discovered it was the same book as the hardback "Talent is Never Enough", that I already read. I was disappointed that I had already read the book under a different title but the contents and the lessons within the covers of either title are important to read.
Maxwell enters in to a subject that most would not venture. How some people with tremendous talent start-off strong but in many cases fail quickly. Why does a person with as much or less talent continues with their success? Maxwell first addresses understanding and acknowledging your own beliefs. To be confident to proceed in your own talent but do not stop there. Continue to work on and enhance those talents. You may be lucky enough to succeed on your talent at first but longevity of your success relies on your ability to go beyond your talent and explore and push yourself further. Maxwell continues how to proceed with or without talents, some basic things we all need to look into further for our own definition of success: your passion, how to initiate activities, focus, being prepared, practice (failure is not always bad), perseverance, courage (to stand up for yourself and others), the willingness to learn and to teach, character, relationships and teamwork.
I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Booksneeze.com in exchange for my honest review of the book.