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Simple and Direct
on 24 January 2007
I like the Author's key message that it is better to "act small" when striving to achieve goals. He describes this as 'doing the next 3%'. This 'bottom-up' approach (for example filling in a draft application form for a new job) seems to offer a more realsitic assessment of where you currently are and promotes enthusiasm to act rather than sitting around worrying about the big picture. I have an issue with Self - Help books that are 'top-down' in their approach (for example stating where you will be in life in 5 years time) because, for me at least, this sort of thinking tends to overwhelm me and is not flexible in the real world.
On the negative side, I feel that the book doesn't offer 'steps' as such, like you might expect in a system. The ideas seem very much common sense thoughts that could just as easily be presented as random essays / thoughts. I also feel that the phrasing is often negative and somehow critical - don't do this, don't do that etc. wich does not come across positively in my view.
It's good value for the money but I don't think you need to own a copy to get the key message.