The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life by Thomas M. Sterner


Before people talk about grit or the importance of deliberate practice, there was Thomas Sterner advocating the importance of focusing at the moment to build your skills and overcome challenges. This book is a must read for anyone who need a practical framework to achieve more in life.

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The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life
Written by Thomas M. Sterner




Using first person perspective, Mr. Sterner takes us through his personal journey in realization of what it takes to acquire higher level of skills and to overcome adversities. His reflection on what works for him and what helped him most are delivered in a very enjoyable manner which is rare in many books in the self-help genre.

Mr. Sterner then focuses on presenting his framework of a more productive way in learning or doing anything that takes more than just a short period of time. His ideas are simple and practical. Using common sense approach, he helps his readers understand the importance and advantage in following the principles he discovered.

As a summary, this book is much easier to understand with its advices being practical and functional. It is one of those books that you read it once, it will impact you immediately. If you read it twice, you learn more. I would recommend this book to everyone, not just traders, as it can help you shape your life for the better.

Note: Many thanks to a long time reader dropping me a note that this book is a good one too. I have read it long time ago and did not think of including this in my reviews. I changed my mind. Thanks Andrew!

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