Book summary: ‘Limitless’ by Radhika Gupta

Summary of the book which I felt very relevant and inspiring. Book limitless


  • when ambition is involved, rejection is almost inevitable.
  • Over the years, I have learnt not to limit my definition of success to a single option, because I have experienced the power of option B
  • If there aren’t times when you feel frustrated, if you don’t feel pushed against the wall, then you are not aiming high enough
  • Zoom out. What feels like a big blot today will be a small dot tomorrow.


  • tough criticism from the right people is a friend request you should not ignore
  • Tough feedback is not necessarily a sign that we are incompetent or disliked; it is often a statement that shows we have a long way to go and that some people are ready to invest their time to help us get there.
  • Building a resilient career is not very different from building a robust company. When feedback and criticism send you that friend request, accept it with open arms

Beyond hard work: improve your multiple

The magic is in the doing of simple things repeatedly and long enough to ignite the miracle of the compound effect. - darren hardly

Having clarity and conviction about what you are and what you are not is a potent source of power.

There is no need to do treading or popular things. Standing for something different is a good way to stand out.

Networking-Neki kar aur dariya me dal

Confidence: confront the mirror

  • When you change how you see things, what you see changes. Many a time, you don’t need to change your situation; you just need to change how you approach it.
  • When you say something from honest and from your heart it reaches to the audience.
  • it is good to know your natural game and always play the natural game

Work life balance: get off the see-saw

You can’t have everything and do everything at the same time -Oprah

Work life balance is myth, our work and life are mostly combined. It cannot be balance always in 50-50 ratio. We need to find integration between them. Sometimes if work requires 💯 then go for it later rest and vice versa.

Advisory boards: build your tribe

If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go with others.

Questions to think about and answer.

  • What’s your natural game?

  • We need an internal mandate. It helps create purpose.

    1. What are the times at work that have made me deeply unhappy, so miserable that I haven’t found the basic motivation to perform?

    2. Which are the moments in my career that have inspired me?

  • What I saw myself doing in five, 10 and 20 years?

  • The skills required to do above and which once you have?