Book review


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We are all good people, according to us! Only if, other people were as good as us, their life would be so much better!


There is not that much that is wrong with most of us and a lot that is wrong with the others around us. If this thinking is all-pervasive in your mind, then the book The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back was written just for you!



Yet another classic in the world of non-fiction, The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back helps you define the behavior of people that you may find weird. If you have ever wondered, why a certain person becomes submissive in authority, or why your friend is emotionally tone-deaf or your colleague who is rebelling against a new coffee machine at work, this book will help you develop a lot of empathy for such weirdness around you!



The title of the book, The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back is pretty self-explanatory of what it discusses. But every single habit that is covered in this book first discusses what that habit is, how it originates at work or in personal life, how you could manage someone with that habit, and how you could change that habit if you are guilty of it.



Read below to see if you resonate with some of these habits.



Like most self-help books, The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back starts with tackling poor self-image head-on. The difference in the approach in this book is the structure in which this habit, (like others) is discussed. So, as a reader, you can anticipate what is about to come your way in terms of your learning from the book. There is a concept of matador’s walk, which you would have for sure seen at work by someone in authority. But what it represents is something much more meaningful and is worth the read.



Your boss’s daughter or son got that promotion you were lined up for. Troubled much? You are a meritocrat. Unfairness in systems or processes makes you lose your sleep. You wish for all things around you to work on morality and processes.


Unfortunately, the way of the world is not written in stone or in books for that matter! But, The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back helps you think beyond the black and white of your thought process. It helps you explore the greys of life and understanding this will reduce a lot of frustrations that you may often feel because of it.



There is a hero behavior pattern discussed in The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back. Not meant to be understood as something heroic but it is a term used for people who constantly push themselves and other people to the brink of them breaking down often!



Sounds familiar? There’s a lot of habits like this and more, covered in The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back.



By the end of The 12 Bad Habits That Hold Good People Back, you would start behaving like a psychologist with everyone around as a possible patient for you to analyze! This book, however, is a must-read for anyone looking to start a business, lead people, or simply grow above your current environment and come out as a better individual.