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The most helpful 'self-help' Book
on 3 August 2013
The reason I say this is the most helpful book is because most other self help books are often full of dreamy and usually great (but unachievable) advice which seems to always turn out to be non productive in the long run- this is because they aren't realistic or simple.
Ian Timothy is truthful, he has beyond helped me to realise that there is literally no good excuse or reason to worry about anything- worrying only stops you from living in the present, stops you from trying new things and also makes you think over and over with negative thoughts of your past.
This book I have now read a number of times- it didn't sink in the first time but i kept going back to chapters that stood out to me and Ian has helped me to be happy in the now- not with false promises or abstract ideas but with honesty and realism.
Another point that I enjoyed was a sense that the book was written not to impress, not to make money but it was written from truth and experience- in the way that I sometimes feel 'The secret' (which is inspiring and good for positive thinking) has been a stretched out message over 2-3 books that make a lot of money but none of them are original- they are simply the laws of attraction glorified into beautiful books (Which I do own as there are a lot of inspirational quotes in there).
My point is that I hold a lot more respect and belief in Ian Timothy's words and have honestly gained a lot more in my own personal life from reading this over and over- what i find interesting is that nothing (on the outside, from someone else's perspective) has changed in my life but my mindset from using advice in this book has dramatically changed- I feel like a different person because i realise I no longer have to think about problems in my past, or mistakes I felt i made. And I also have no need to concern myself with tomorrow- my life could end at any point so I am going to enjoy right now- whether that be reading a book or seeing a friend, making the most out of work or even having a lovely sleep!
I would 100% recommend this book if you are looking for something original, different and if you would prefer an honest but gentle 'shake of the shoulders'- a sort of wake up call book. I would definitely recommend this if you've read a lot of self help books and find them too 'dreamy' or if none of the ones you've read have actually helped you.
There is so much more I could write on this book but it could go on forever.