Success Is Within You

(4th Edition)

Christian - Living
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 03/14/2023
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

What is success? What does success mean for you? Is it being the best all-round in whatever you choose to do? Or, is it trying to be the best you can be? Success really isn’t defined by high-income earners, high-profile jobs, or writing best-selling novels. Success is more how you view your role in life, how you perceive your goals, and how you can make the best of what you have. When I think of my own family history, I always remember my great-grandfather who was a high school janitor. He did his job with care and pride, he served his country during the Great War, and, when he passed away at the age of ninety, he was written up in the local paper for all his achievements, even as a high school janitor. Success comes from within: it's how we perceive ourselves and project our talents. Success is what makes us strong.

Michael W. Jackson’s book, Success Is Within You (4th Edition), is a thorough examination of the complex concept of success. He begins his discourse with his own perspective on the meaning of success and how it reflects in his life. Then he challenges the reader to define success as it pertains to them. Every chapter is another step toward understanding and appreciating the true meaning of success and how it can be related to our beliefs. The American treatise, In God We Trust, imparts our intrinsic connection to infinity and beyond – a mere starting point to the true meaning of success. It’s good (and important) to dream and to even dream big, but dreams are only a starting point on the road to success. As the author emphasizes repeatedly, we have to remember that we are all great, and we are all programmed for success. The author's work is well organized and succinctly presented with substantial examples from his life as well as others. The bottom line, he continually points out, is that success comes from within us. His closing words are: “Have a dream and love relentlessly that dream to the point of doing whatever it takes, and you will see your dream manifested.” That is the meaning of success!

Vincent Dublado

The fourth edition of Michael W. Jackson’s Success Is Within You still contains evergreen concepts that you can apply in your life today and even a few years from now. As we continue our fight against a pandemic that has created a domino effect in our lives, along with environmental challenges, these things have inspired us to face adversity, and we have even shown our good sides in reaching out to others. However, most of us have also become too preoccupied with the routine in our lives so that we have forgotten our true powers. In a simple process, Jackson walks you through defining what success means to you, how God connects you to infinite possibilities, and how to wield your power to get your desired effects.

We are all agents of creations and catalysts of change. Success Is Within You offers feasible action plans in transforming your passing thoughts into something concrete. The pandemic has changed the way we do things, but it did not make our lives stop. And this is a time that you can take advantage of to explore the possibilities of your own growth. If there is something I have personally learned from reading this little action plan, it is that the outside world does not dictate how I should respond to it and that I have the choice to respond to the difficult realities in a positive way by creating a better version of myself. Michael W. Jackson shows you how to re-evaluate your conditioned ideas about success in order to manifest what he refers to as true abundance. Some of his ideas may sound like the Law of Attraction, but the way he guides you on making your own grass greener than the other side makes Success Is Within You an inspiring read.

Edith Wairimu

Success Is Within You by Michael W Jackson is a Christian self-help guide that offers thoughtful principles for personal development and achieving dreams. Its introduction is based on the concept that everyone has something within them that is special and which no one else has. By sharing this ability, they can strive for higher levels of excellence in this skill. The work further explains that people view success differently depending on what they want to achieve. One’s clear definition of success provides one with a clear direction and focus. Thoughts also play a critical part in our belief of what is achievable or unachievable. The work also explains that though we cannot control external forces and circumstances, we can control how we respond to such occurrences.

Success Is Within You by Michael W Jackson explores other eye-opening themes that include excellence and happiness, the power of gratitude, scarcity as an illusion, changing a mentality of entitlement and the sense of victimhood, and transforming thoughts into an action plan that leads to success. It has an appealing layout with quotes from notable figures and scriptural verses that complement the information contained. Educative anecdotes of people’s experiences are also included. Rhetorical questions make the work engaging while thought-provoking discussions expound on the topics. Most important is the work’s ability to inspire self-confidence and show that limitations mostly exist in the mind. By exploring the success stories of different famous figures, Jackson shows that anyone can achieve what they set out to achieve with the right mindset and by understanding the gifts within them. Success Is Within You by Michael W Jackson is a relevant, insightful work for developing the right thought pattern to accomplish goals.

Astrid Iustulin

Success Is Within You is now in its fourth edition, proving author Michael W. Jackson's commitment to perfecting his work. He has indeed made this a useful and interesting book, easy to read and filled with positive messages. Success Is Within You aims at making you a better person, empowering you to live the life you want and deserve. It suggests you start your partnership with God and make it your way of life so that nothing will stop you from achieving your goals. It also invites you to discover the power of dreams, questions, and gratitude and believe in abundance rather than scarcity.

Success Is Within You has the extraordinary merit of offering key concepts using the simplest terms. I found reading Michael W. Jackson's words engaging and comforting at the same time. In a world that tests our self-esteem, Success Is Within You reminds us that we have the power inside us and that, with the help of God, we can achieve whatever we want. I like how Jackson stresses that we have to take responsibility for our actions and that our thoughts determine our happiness or disappointment. After reading Success Is Within You, I do not doubt that changing our minds is the first step toward a better life. I believe Jackson has written a book that will help each of us be more self-aware. I do not doubt we will become better persons if we put his suggestions into practice. I consider Success Is Within You a masterpiece of optimism.