The underdog advantage - Rewirte your future by turning your disadvantages into your superpowers
How much do I want to read more? 7/10
I like this way of reframing totally one's own story. And use the apparent difficulties as a fuel to actually propel oneself stronger than anybody could imagine.
The author suits his book, he had learning disabilities, never went to college, and took revange to succeed in life. His style is simple, like talking straight to his reader. And I somehow prefer it like this, rather than reading complicated sentences and getting lost in the book.
Not going to school allowed him to focus exclusively on the subjects he liked.
urning what most people would consider the anchor holding him back into the wind behind his sail.
But Washington had something that the British didn’t have.
What no one could see from the outside was that he had a burning inner desire to prove something to himself and those that doubted him.
He used this feeling as motivation to find a way forward. And the British never saw him coming.
Washington decides to do what they would least expect: attack on Christmas morning.
There were icebergs on the river. one wanted to be outside. The British assumed that Wash- ington would stay on his side of the river.
WHAT IS BEING AN UNDERDOG ACTUALLY LIKE?
like a few (or many) cards are stacked against you and if you could just get them out of the way, you could soar.
But what if you were actually given gifts, wrapped inside what you think is a disadvantage?
what about George Washington?
all he did was figure out how to use the advantages of being an underdog to propel himself forward.
WHAT IS AN UNDERDOG ADVANTAGE?
What if the outside world, and even your inner-self voice of doubt, has been lying to you since day one?
What if everything you thought was a disadvantage, was actually an advantage?
What if the things you thought were holding you back were actually superpowers—if only you saw them that way?
What if you were actually in a great position, and one or two small shifts could unlock the animal inside of you?
CHAPTER 1: UNDERDOGS HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE
The privileged are expected to win, but underdogs have nothing to lose and can compete without fear of loss. Underdogs have no one to impress, no expectations to meet, and nowhere to go but up, which takes all the pressure off of them.
CHAPTER 2: UNDERDOGS CAN USE “THE POWER OF YOU CAN’T”
The privileged may have already reached their goals and can struggle with remaining motivated, but underdogs can find motivation everywhere, and use it to their advantage. Underdogs have desperation and heartbreak that they can use as fuel to create action.
the “Nobody believes in us” phrase that empowers victory over all else.
CHAPTER 3: UNDERDOGS ACT FAST AND IMPROVE QUICKLY
The privileged have to plan their actions carefully, but underdogs can take action immediately, and get momen- tum.
CHAPTER 4: UNDERDOGS ARE RELENTLESSLY RESOURCEFUL
The privileged are always being watched; underdogs can take more risks with the knowledge that they aren’t big or important enough to be stopped or restricted.
CHAPTER 5: UNDERDOGS CAN SELF-EDUCATE
underdogs can admit they don’t know things. This allows Underdogs to go get the help they need.
CHAPTER 6: UNDERDOGS DON’T HAVE TO CARE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK
The privileged have to make everyone happy, but under- dogs don’t have to be concerned with what others think.
They can grow in peace because no one is watching them. Under- dogs can work on themselves without distraction, and because they are out of the spotlight, can see who their real friends are
CHAPTER 7: UNDERDOGS CAN TURN DESPERATION INTO PERSUASION
The privileged aren’t as hungry or desperate anymore. This might seem like an advantage, but it’s not—because desperation is the very best fuel for persuasion.
What this book is not
To be clear, The Underdog Advantage is an entirely new way to look at your life, especially if you feel like an underdog and have not yet achieved what you desire out of life.
Underdogs have a passion to prove themselves.
Underdogs are people that you never see coming.
Underdogs are always underestimated.
Underdogs can harness the power that comes from people telling them they can’t.
when I read the stories in which they had so much worse things against them, it motivates me. They had so many obstacles in front of them.
But they turned their disadvantages into advantages. They made an impact. And when they had the big machine against them, they won.