I haven’t been reading much, but I’m starting a new book, ya’ll. I can’t wait to share this one with you.
I’m a big fan of personal development, which if you’ve been following along, you already know this. If I’m reading a book, it’s usually a personal development book. Oddly enough, those are the only books I actually read cover to cover. Any other book, I’ll set down a quarter of the way through, and never pick it back up again.
I’ve actually had this book for a few years now and I started reading it, and then set it down. I just got so busy with work and life that I stopped reading altogether (I know…excuses, excuses).
I’m going to let you into my life a little bit. Like, this is some of the deep stuff that you don’t just get by knowing me. But I’ve always felt, somehow, that I was inadequate. Could it have been competing for love with my sibling as a kid? The unhealthy relationships I’ve been in with the wrong people? The strong desire to be successful that I’m afraid to fail? I truly don’t know. But I’ve always felt like I wasn’t good enough. For anything, or anyone. Crazy, right?
But the real truth is that SO many other women feel the same way and go through the same things.
I’m at the point now where I can recognize that the way I feel isn’t right (or healthy), and I’ve been making small changes in the right direction.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences. ”What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us Click To Tweet
Each chapter opens with an affirmation. I learned a few years ago the power of positive affirmations (post on that coming soon). Each chapter closes with a treatment, which is described as ideas designed to change consciousness. It’s recommended to read over the treatment several times per day.
The author suggests that you read through the book once. They slowly read it again, only that time do each exercise in depth and give yourself time to work through each one.
There really isn’t much more on the back of the book that explains what it’s about.To be honest, besides the title, I’m not sure why I bought this book because it really doesn’t share an explanation.
Either way, I knew I needed to heal my life. I still do. There are still MANY areas of my life that I’m working on every single day. These are the things I’ve realized about myself over the years, which is what makes this book such a good fit for me:
- I have beliefs that limit me in my life (fear of failure, perfectionism…)
- I suffer from a degree of self-hatred
- I call myself a realist, which can be misinterpreted for negativity
- I have an attitude problem
- I am 100% responsible for what happens in my life
- The reason I’m not respected is because I don’t respect myself either
- I hold a lot of anger inside
- If I learn to love myself, I’ll be happier
- Resentment is a cancer that’s eats you from the inside out
- It all comes down to “I’m not good enough”
- I, alone, have the power to turn my life in the direction I want
Phew. How’s that for some honestly? If you personally share some of these feelings, this book may be a good fit for you too.
I purchased this book with a workbook, where for each chapter, there are exercises to complete. If I’m going to do something (a.k.a. personal development) I’m going to go all out, so why stop at just reading the book, right?
I’m really excited to dive further into this new book and start it over. Personal development is a journey, people! And it takes conscious effort every single day if there’s something you want to change in your life. But changes CAN be made.
What books are you currently reading?