Rating: 3 / 10
I liked the core message. To love oneself and to aspire to be better. If you have read any book or article about that, you already know what this book says. I think that my notes summarize the book; even if I didn't try to. There is a lot about 'the source energy' in the book, something which usually would make me put down a book instantly. But this was a gift, so I kept going. It's OK. There's much better books to read. Just read my notes and move on.
Stop wanting, start doing.
"Most people are living in illusions based on someone else's beliefs"
In the various areas of your life, there can be limiting subconscious beliefs. Try examining your beliefs in areas that you are not satisfied with. Are they holding you back? Are they reasonable?
People have good intentions, but they are usually based on fear. These are limiting, and if you listen, can hold you back. Seek out people who are already working to improve themselves; people who are succeeding. Keep your mouth shut around those who aren't.
Don't worry about what others think of you. Do what you want. Just don't screw anyone over.
You are responsible for your actions, not what other people think about them or how they respond to them.
Their perception of your action is on them, not you.
"Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking"
Meditation is recommended. Just sit down and focus on nothing but your breath. Keep focusing on your breath throughout.
Your thoughts are what make your reality. Shift your perception and your reality shall change. You think in different ways when you are doing something than when you aren't. There is a major difference in the thinking patterns of someone who is in shape, who exercises religiously, and someone who is not.
Surround yourself with people who are the way you'd like to be. People who think how you'd like to think. This does not have to be done physically. It can be done through books or media as well (my take).
Be polite, show gratitude. have manners.
Loosen up and enjoy the moment.
A chapter can be summed up with this Ben Okri quote: "Beware the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness, they are altering your world."
If there is something you want; just start. Go for it. Procrastination and uncertainty are killers.
Be reliable. If you make a promise, keep it.
Chapter says to be persistent and stick to your decisions. Be determined. Basically; have grit. Don't give up.
Have an abundance mindset.
It is not greedy to want money. Nor is it greedy to have it.
You have to be willing to go beyond your comfort zone. And as you go, you'll face new and even greater challenges. Face those too.