The Shark and the Goldfish


sharkandgoldfish.jpg By Jon Gordon (2009)

This is a fable about a goldfish who has always been fed, a nice shark teaches him to find food and a wave of change that brings them together. I was very impressed after I read Jon Gordon’s carpenter. Sad to say, this book “The Shark and the Goldfish” is not so interesting and it kind of teach similar things I read from other books.

Things I learnt from the book :

  1. You have more control than you think you do.
  2.  Positive Shark Formula :
    Events (E) + Positive Response (P) = Outcome (O)
  3. To thrive, you must embrace and ride the waves of changes.
  4. Adversity is not the end, but the beginning of something better.
  5. If you think your best days are behind you, they are.
  6. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are.
  7. Your belief must be greater than all of the negativity and doubt.
  8. Positive fish find more food.
  9. Choose faith over fear.
  10. Your faith and belief in a positive future leads to powerful actions today.
  11. When you expect to find food you do.
  12. Expect success and you will find it.
  13. Don’t let your past determine your future.
  14. Instead of being disappointed about where you are, be optimistic about where you are going.
  15. There is no substitute for hard work.
  16. Focus on finding food, tune out distractions.
  17. You won’t find food sleeping under a rock.
  18. Know what you want, work hard, and focus on getting it.
  19. Learn from others and model their success.
  20. Don’t settle.



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