This article was originally published on Forbes.com on April 24, 2018.
It seems that “success literature” has been around for ages. Literally. The Art of War by Sun Tzu was written in the 6th century B.C.
Walk into any bookstore today, or cruise the Internet, and you’ll find truckloads of advice on how to think, how to get rich, how to make and keep friends, how to earn and maintain trust, how to stay motivated, how to work smarter, how to talk, how to exercise influence. You name the aspiration and someone has written a book on how to attain it.
Finally there’s a book that doesn’t promise the moon. It simply offers a straightforward framework for managing your life mindfully—aware of and attentive to the skills and behaviors that produce great results. The research-based book is The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success by David E. Nielson.