This brief book is full of clarity-inducing concepts that aim to bring one’s purpose into focus. The author begins by positing that one must first visualize a desired outcome before embarking on a journey to find belief in oneself, achievement and inspiration. The book’s four sections emerge from these main principles. Along the way, Hicks explains various key concepts, such as the importance of finding a passion instead of a job. In the “Achievement” section, the author discusses setting goals and backtracking to re-examine previous roadblocks and obstacles: “Reflect on the quantity of goals you are currently pursuing. How many are realistic for you?” Learning how to say no and set boundaries, he argues, are important parts of the journey to success. These and other ideas have the feel of conventional wisdom, as Hicks guides readers through explanations of why such simple concepts can sometimes be difficult to live by. After all, he notes, the average person’s life is riddled with failures, disappointments and unanticipated surprises that impede success. But as Hicks explains, opportunity is born of disappointment and is sometimes hidden behind expectations. Overall, the book tightly confines each major idea to one page, making it perfect to crack open for a quick reminder of a time-tested lesson. One of the book’s more poignant aspects is its treatment of failure: “Being challenged in life is inevitable. Being defeated is optional.” Concise statements like these will ring true for a wide audience seeking universal concepts of wellness.
A well-organized, concise and positive book about achieving desired outcomes.