Book and Video Reviews, Mental Strength

Time to Renew

I haven’t posted since the middle of July. I was married in early July, and then went on my honeymoon in August.

Right after that, my sister and I hopped on a plane to visit our dying father. We were able to say our goodbyes, which was good, because he passed away three weeks later.

What has happened since then has surprised me. I have been way off track in terms of my health. Usually, when this happens, I am able to kickstart myself into getting back on track.

Not this time.

All of September and October were just low months for me. I would decide to eat well, and then the same day, I would give up. This past week, the first week in November, has been much better.

One of the things that has helped me is the book, The Monk who Sold his Ferrari, by Robin Sharma. I found it on the bookstore shelves in the summer, when I was looking for an inspirational read. I was only able to get to it a few weeks ago.

monk cover

Why is this book so great? I canno speak for others, but for me, it redirected my thoughts to the fact that I am in charge of my mind, and therefore; I am in charge of my life.

Here are just a few quotes that have stood out for me, just in one particular chapter (chapter 7).

  • Worry drains the mind of much of its power, and sooner or later, it injures the soul.
  • The average person has 60 000 thoughts per day, and 95% of them are the same thoughts from the day before.
  • Dare to dust off your dreams.
  • The boundaries of your life are merely creations of the self.

These words, and many other ideas from the book have reminded me that I am creating my own life. I don’t want to find myself 20 years from now, having the same thoughts every day about losing weight and getting healthy. I would like to reach my goals well before then.

If you need a recharge, try this book. It reveals many techniques, ideas and new habits that may give you the same boost I needed.

I feel a greater sense of calm in my thinking and in my life, since reading the book. Now, I need to take some of the specific techniques and give them a try.

Hoping your journey is healthy.

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