IN THIS SUMMARY
More often than not, people in their day-to-day routines make decisions and act out of habit without reflecting on potential consequences. This pattern of unmindful behavior is what Robert and Ryan Quinn, the authors of Lift, call the normal state. In Lift, the authors explain that people who limit themselves to the normal state surrender to the idea of mediocrity, both for themselves and for others.
The opposite of the normal state is lift: a positive mindset that leads to higher influence, achievement, learning, integrity, and love. In Lift, the authors leverage science and real-world examples to explain a four-part method of responding to situations in ways that lift people to higher, happier, and more productive states. The authors show readers how to be: purpose-centered, internally directed, other-focused and externally open.