Sunday, August 9, 2009
Don't judge a book (or anything) by its size (or its cover)
Many times we run across things that we immediately process as unattractive or uninteresting.
This tape looks old and dated. It reminds us of a different time when listening to music was restricted by time (45-60-90) or by forward and rewind.
But I want to tell you, that this small, ugly, dated or unattractive objects might pack the biggest surprise sometimes.
I recently finished one of the most inspiring, educational and influencing books I've read as part of my 2009 quest
It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden, is a small book. It's a thin book. It's divided in chapters of 2 to 4 pages. And it's not in anybody's top 100 books to read before you die.
Still, this is perhaps the book with the most knowledge-per page ratio that I've read recently.
the reason this book might fool you is because Paul Arden doesn't go around in circles; he says what he has to say and moves on.
He thoughts are concise and organized. Well writen and intelligent. Based on experienced and relevant.
I was going to summarize some of the most important thoughts here, but I feel like it might spoil your experience when you read it.
I just have to tell you that with this book, like many other things, people or ideas, is not about the cover, it about the content and that is a beautiful lesson to learn from it.
Even though it might be the least in Mr Arden's mind.