Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists
The idea is simple: if you want to achieve any goal in life, you need to take that first step. Much like the leap of faith in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, that first small but seemingly impossible step clears the way to achieve great things. In this little book, Sam Bennett gives many suggestions of small action steps to help readers realize their dreams. Readers can identify and change attitudes that have been holding them back, identify their goals, address setbacks, accept success, and establish a support group to keep going.
As self-help books go, this one is about as useful as any other—that is, you’ll likely get out of it whatever you’re willing to put in. Bennett’s style is a bit New Age-y for my taste; her poem/prayers and Net imagery are rather off-putting. There is also a great deal of self-promotion. Looking past those irritations, there are many valuable ideas for readers to consider. Even the suggestions that I disagree with provoked thought and discussion and as such are valuable toward determining immediate action. If you’re looking to make a change and willing to put in the work, this can provide a starting point.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||256 pages|
|Publisher||New World Library|
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