This book had many great points, and teaches a lot of good things that will come in handy in the fast pace society we live in. I personally plan on giving it another read, so I would recommend it to others as well!
Best "self-help" book I've read yet, although I haven't read too many of them.
No, but I would like to hear more from him. Great reading voice, very soothing and genuine.
1. Focus on the present and on the process and use your goal only as a rudder. Most stress and anxiety are creations of your own mind, and come about when you're not focusing on the present. If you're always thinking about the future or the past and never the present, you will never be happy with where you are.
2. D.O.C. - Do. Observe. Correct. Just do your best. Failing is a part of life, so you shouldn't be anxious about it. When you fail, don't get emotional about it. Instead, observe what went wrong and correct it next time. This is how practice works.
3. "At what point in the stage of the life of a flower has it reached perfection?" This part of the book made me tear up on the first and subsequent listens. The answer is that the flower is always perfect at being what it is in that stage of its life. It's no use getting frustrated about not being where you want to be. You will get there, but it will take time, and you should enjoy where you are right now because there is beauty in every stage of life. This is an extremely freeing concept.
I've started trying to apply these concepts both in my work and while driving. I still have a long way to go, but when I remind myself of these ideas I experience much less fear, frustration, and restlessness, and are more compassionate towards others who I can see are struggling with the same issues.
I wish it was longer! I'm on my second listen and will probably revisit this book in the future to help reinforce these ideas in my mind.
This book is a wonderful book that keeps thing in proper perspective. I am much more content and happier by just staying in the moment and focusing in on one thing at a time. Highly recommend it.
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A simple reminder that - - as we chase the chaos - - we need to seek some joy and satisfaction in the chase, not just the catch. Some of these profound but truly common sense messages have already had an effect: I'm trying to learn to embrace the process. As a narrator, the author's overly deliberate reading did sometimes distract from the book. A more natural delivery I think would have made this an even more effective tool. Still and all, an extremely worthwhile book.
Hi all. I'm in my 50's (that's relevant, i think), and I favor fiction. I like the british sensibility, and was introduced to the Forsyte Saga through audible ... loved it! I happen to also like Chinese writers, but they are not well represented yet at audible. Looking to follow readers with similar tastes ...
This book presents the topic simply and thoughtfully. The author narrated, and that was a mistake. Although his voice is pleasant, pronunciation was stilted and odd at times, giving this audiobook an amateurish feel.
The main let down was the reader who read in an annoying slow and stunted way, making it frustrating and difficult to listen to.
The book had some interesting ideas, though a lot of these ideas came from the author's own experience rather than research. Would be interesting to see if research provides support for some of these ideas.
Overall, the book didn't have a lot of content. The basic take home message seemed to be instant gratification is bad. Apart from offering the author's experience and advice regarding this, the book didn't seem to offer much
I love knowledge, wisdom. I love to be inspired, motivated and encouraged. Business is my passion. One day I will be rich.
Makes you put a lot of things in perspective such as your present life. Take one day at time.
Hi I'm Matt. I help companies get found online in Google. I love to read, and I love just about anything to do with Science, & learning.
I guess it's basic info, but I learned a lot.. I say if you're new to phone sales..
(< 3 yrs in sales) you should get this. helps start a solid foundation.
The author made his essential points in the first 1/3 of the book, and did not need to give example, after example of what was already stated.
Not likely, if the book is over $7.00 and this is his strategy.
Everything after the fist 45 min.
I was hoping the author was going to cover more ground in how the mind works, and what strategies can be used to access other ways of thinking and focusing.
This book really hit the spot for me. And I think it's even more effective San audible book than a paper copy. The information is practical and comes from real life experience. Use it to better your life.