|aSpringboard :|blaunching your personal search for success /|cG. Richard Shell.
|aRev. pbk. ed.
|aNew York :|bPortfolio/Penguin,|c2014.
|a297 p. :|bill. ;|c22 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -288) and index.
|aChallenges you to set aside ideas of success as defined by society, family, and the media. Drawing on decades of research, this book helps you probe your past, imagine your future, and measure your strengths.
|aIntroduction: Two big questions -- The first answer : choose your life -- An easy answer : be happy -- Society's answer : seek status, fame, and fortune -- An inspired answer : find meaningful work -- Assess your capabilities : discover what you can do better than most -- Renew your self-confidence : learn to fail -- Set an inspiring, long-term goal : focus your mind -- Summon your energies : find sustainable motivation -- Influence others : develop credibility -- Conclusion: The right answers.