The Failure of Success: Redefining what matters
John Hunt Publishing (O Books) December 2012
How real is success? Does dependence on material success condemn most of us to failure?
From a wide range of answers and her own experience, Jennifer Kavanagh explores some of the stereotypes on which these concepts are based, and reveals what people feel really matters in their lives. There is a growing acceptance that failure can not only lead to success but can open us to profound change. If we let go of the quest for individual perfection, and accept what is, our lives and relationships will be enriched. If we let go of our judgemental behaviour, we will no longer view life in terms of success or failure. If we let go of our attachment to outcomes, we will be content with where and who we are.
“Putting one foot in front of the other, neither afraid of failure nor triumphant with success. Living, in other words.”
This is a slim, wise, thoughtful book. It should be read by anyone who thinks they are a success or a failure! Clare Short
See an extract on http://bookoxygen.com/?p=3345