Book Category: Motivational,

The Flinch (book summary)

Author: Julien Smith
Life Changing Principles
Quality of Writing
Overall Value
pros: Insightful, potent
cons: Similar to other books on the topic
overall rating

Quick Summary

Smith’s The Flinch is a quick and easy read. It’s insightful. It’s fresh. But, it also says the same thing as every other “conquer fear” book.

Key Insights

  • The best lesson in life come from burns
  • The world is a burning furnace of contant pressure; you either let it crush you or turn you into a diamond
  • Would childhood self be proud of you?
  • Flinching can not be eliminated
  • Fact: Those who face the flinch make a difference. The rest do not.

Personal Application

  • You need to flinch forward more often

Meaningful Quotes (Optional)

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Show me a guy who flinches and I’ll show you a guy who gets injured.”

“If you aren’t willing to sacrifice your comfort, you don’t have what it takes.”

“There are enough viewers. There are enough cheerleaders. There are enough coaches and enough commentators. What there isn’t enough of are players.”

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