An All-Consuming Desire to Succeed.

Author:Silverstein, Barry
Position:Book review

John Paul Carinci (author); AN ALL-CONSUMING DESIRE TO SUCCEED; Morgan James (Nonfiction: Self-Help) $17.95 ISBN: 9781600379949

Byline: Barry Silverstein

In the spirit of such inspirational authors as Norman Vincent Peale, Napoleon Hill, and W. Clement Stone, John Paul Carinci has written a classic self-help book centered around achieving success.

The author discusses all of the basics, including motivation, perseverance, rising up from failure, the power of positive thinking, and living for today. The short chapters are peppered with salient quotes and stories of success. In each chapter, Carinci includes the boxed-in headline, "We Are Each Born into This World Destined for Greatness!" to continuously reinforce the reader's self-image.

The material in An All-Consuming Desire to Succeed has been covered in previous motivational books, but Carinci brings a fresh perspective and an unbridled enthusiasm that is sure to lift readers up. He points out, for example, that while many people are consumed with worry, "92 percent of all worry is not necessary," according to experts. This is why it is so important, says Carinci, to put everything in perspective.

Carinci details four principles of success: 1. Formulate Powerful and Challenging Goals, 2. Be Consumed with the Achievement of Such a Goal, 3. The Point of No Return...

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