What follow are my personal notes and direct quotes from the amazing book Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to Self-Reliance and Maturity. I read quite a few books each year and along the way I do lots of highlighting and typically write notes into a Google Document.
This time around I figured that it would be better to just put the notes on Taming Life since others may find this information valuable.
Overview: The book helps people who are depressed, anxious, nervous, etc overcome these tendencies and become more self-reliant. Much of what causes unhappiness is firmly rooted in childhood patterns people carry with them into adulthood. These tendencies can be overcome with a combination of awareness and hard work.