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Your guide to success

Published: 11th June 2013 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2013 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

Every person on this earth is in pursuit of success, some get it the hard way and some just don’t get it. Yandamoori Veerendranath tries to lay down the ways of achieving success through his latest work The 5 Steps To Success.

The book is the English version of Yandamoori’s Vijjayaniki Aidu Metlu, which was written in Telugu and holds an all time record of highest sale in Andhra Pradesh. Yandamoori is a versatile personality with a rare amalgamation of a playwright, script writer, movie director, author, chartered accountant and motivational speaker. His works have inspired numerous generations.  A Sahitya Academy Award winner, his proficiency to pen and play with words in regional language is unquestionable.

Veerendranath has pronged his book into five parts viz, winning over weakness, developing strengths, love and relationship, fame and money and the ultimate satisfaction. Each part contains detailed explanations of steps to be followed, emotions to be expressed and desires to be controlled for a joyous and flourishing life.

Unlike many other motivational writers, veerendranath does not sermonize or asks his readers to seek spiritual guidance either to solve a problem or to overcome ones  fears, instead he provides an array of real life solutions, carefully singled out from his personal life experiences.

He also narrates anecdotes of the situations that he had seen people into.

Also he tables many stirring stories of individuals who made it to the big league from rags.

And points out the approaches and techniques that those individuals used to  overcome the stumbling blocks in their lives.

He endows the readers with passing  insights into the philosophies of many great thinkers. 

The book is written in plain language and an avid English reader or a literati might find it bland.

Also the topics and sub-heads, to a certain extent, seems tedious.

And the coverpage and typography fail to appeal. But the book is intended for people who are just colloquially comfortable with English language and Yandamoori admits in the prelude that his English is not very strong.

The simplicity of thoughts expressed by the author holds the attention of every reader who needs a pinch of motivation.

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