Book Review

The Breakthrough: 11 Trailblazers. One Movement by Megha Bajaj

Publisher: Rupa Publications India | Genre: True Accounts

It's an eye opening read that delves into the reasons why some individuals attain super excellence in their fields. As humans we like to believe in the "one man beats all the odds from rags to riches" stories. Turns out it's much more subtler than that! when one digs deeper into the lives of such "Trailblazers".

Title: The Breakthrough

Author: Megha Bajaj

Publisher: Rupa Publications India

Genre: Non Fiction, True Accounts

First Publication: 2020

Language: English

 

Book Summary: The Breakthrough: 11 Trailblazers. One Movement by Megha Bajaj

We all want happiness and success and keep chasing both throughout our lives. However, only 4-5 per cent of people in the entire world end up becoming successful and from among them less than 1 per cent become successful and happy.

What is the secret power that propels these people to the top of the pyramid?
What makes them who they are?

Author Megha Bajaj set out on a journey and visited different parts of the country and discovered 11 such individuals who were truly happy and successful. She realized that in a country of 1.3 billion people these individuals had one thing in common—they had the rare ability to turn an ordinary event into a significant one and then turn that into a ‘breakthrough’.

They seize the moment when there is nothing perceptible to seize; they look at the present and create a future; they realize that the Supreme Power is always there, only if one believes unfailingly, surrenders completely and works tirelessly. Meet Nitin, Asha, Arun, Chitra, Sandeep, Kanni, Uvaraj, Guru, Kavish, Mukesh, Praburam and Sushiil.
Even during the worst possible time the world has ever seen, the book will put you on the path to many wonderful things and a life full of contentment.

Read this book:

  • If you want to find excitement in the ordinary;
  • To realize that you need to keep moving regardless of success or failure;
  • To ask yourself: When was the last time you did something for the first time?;
  • To understand why each human being is a co-creator of his or her own destiny;
  • To find out why even the sky is not enough for your imagination;
  • To accept the fact that life will keep jumping at you and keep saying, ‘Surprise!’;
  • To learn how to get rid of desperation and let everything just happen;
  • To realize that results may be delayed, but never denied;
  • To discover that the answer to all your troubles lies within you;
  • To keep expanding your Life Mantra;
  • To keep learning.

Book Review: The Breakthrough: 11 Trailblazers. One Movement by Megha Bajaj

We are easily caught up in the details of what we want to do, and how we are going to get it all done. We’d be far better off if we more regularly focused on why we’re investing all that effort and activity in the first place. It’s the WHY, after all, that inspires action, that galvanizes people and keeps them going when the going gets tough. Megha Bajaj’s book ‘The Breakthrough’ focuses on these ‘WHYs’ and effectively communicates to anyone who will read. The book is crucial to both personal and business success.

She explains how each of us can achieve greater success and satisfaction by inspiring others through 11 success stories. The Breakthrough by Megha Bajaj is a book sharing the stories and lives of a diverse group of amazing, successful and smart people. The book put a smile on my face on numerous occasions, whether that be because of the amazing things they conquered or because of the things they did and said to conquer them. The structure of the book made for a quick and easy read, you could dip in and out very easily. I adored reading about each and everyone of these awesome people.

It’s an eye opening read that delves into the reasons why some individuals attain super excellence in their fields. As humans we like to believe in the “one man beats all the odds from rags to riches” stories. Turns out it’s much more subtler than that! when one digs deeper into the lives of such “Trailblazers”.

I really loved the author’s engaging writing style. She presented each story in such a unique and fun way. This book is a compilation of short biographies of some very impressive people who beat the odds and become very successful at what they love to do.

The Breakthrough is one of a growing library of research that supports that happiness is a skill you can develop. It’s a book that’s geared more toward helping leaders and business people make their workplaces happier, but I think anyone could benefit from reading this. This goes directly on the very tiny pile of books that I can say have drastically shifted the way I understand and view the world.

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