Translating Your Success: The Student Guide to Transforming Your Small Wins Into Big Wins
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Translating Your Success has a special meaning to Carlos J. Malave, who grew up in a bilingual household, hearing Spanish from his father and English from his mother. He learned at an early age that two different words could have the same meaning.
As a child, he was a success at sports but lagged behind his siblings in academics. After reflecting on his circumstances, Carlos realized that he could succeed in school by applying the same principles that made him a good athlete to being a good student. He translated his success from one area of his life to another. And, as he grew older, he applied these same principles to his life. His father had a drinking problem, and Carlos had often asked him, “Why don’t you stop drinking?” But he never asked him, “Why do you drink?” To solve a problem, one first must determine its cause.
This approach is the basis of the three-step Malave method: becoming “consciously fit,” turning happiness into a mind-set, and learning to possess motivation. In each chapter, the author provides exercises that lead to the self-awareness necessary to set your long-term goals and to translate today’s successes into a joyful life.