The Achievement Habit : The Achievement Habit By Bernard Roth

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The bullshit is coming. Most of the time, it forms a person’s personality. People do it, say it and think about it. Bullshit is obstructive and yet people wear it like a favorite shirt. Acid washed? Definitely! Bullshit hides one’s true color by painting another on top of it. Bullshit is the reasons, the excuses and all the lies being told every day, yet people get away with their poor behavior because they are tricked and manipulated by their own mind. Bernard Roth, the famous author of the book The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing and Take Command of Your Life points out people’s behavior when it comes to making up excuses and throwing unacceptable reasons in order to cover their shortcomings and justify…show more content…
For instance, Roth explained that “people are selective when it comes to recording what really happens to and around them (Roth 44)”.
Give them what they want and tell them what they want to hear. Roth definitely knows how to capture his readers’ attention by using pathos as a medium. The audience can be very selective and critical, but Roth wittingly uses words that fit accordingly in every situation. He also gives examples that everyone can totally relate to, like when he talked about love and marriage by pointing out that “Love is the ultimate unreasonable activity” (Roth 50). He always kept his ideas fresh, although they are relatively common. One instance is when he talked about the causal fallacy. One would know what it means and have done it unconsciously and yet it is not discussed every day. Causal fallacy is not being used as often as any other expressions. The sarcastic tone, the twists and turns of the stories and the innocent pronouncements of his opinions combined are to make this chapter very interesting. There were no pretensions of his intentions, neither was there a hidden agenda. His points of view were straightforward and honest that he would even ridicule himself if the situations fit and he was willing to accept his mistakes when needed. The best scenario in the book was when he said, “Don’t listen to your Professor” (Roth 56). Roth told a brief
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