A debut self-help guide offers positivity and the conviction that all readers can reach their goals to achieve ultimate joy.
With a mission in life to “help everyone in the world become happier,” Bite breaks down his program into three parts: set, plan, and commit. The sections, divided into short chapters, aim to help readers discover worthy personal goals and needs, plan for success through research and deadlines, and find the motivation to hit their targets. The author draws heavily from his own life experiences to stress the importance of seeing key objectives not as wants but as necessities, because “you have to believe that you need this goal to survive and it will prepare you mentally to do what it takes to achieve it.” Included are brief exercises to help readers distinguish influences, record goals, and visualize victories. The overarching message is to be positive above all else. Overall, Bite’s idea of success and what it takes to triumph is straightforward and idealistic: “If you want to become a football player just research, plan, practice, get everything that you have researched done and it will work out.…Everything is truly that simple, so long as you follow the proper steps you set out to do and ensure that you do them, then you will be able to accomplish everything you ever wanted and even have time to do more.” The positivity is invigorating, with useful advice presented throughout (make a vision board, create a reward system, use the calendar, research your goals). While there are many recommendations that self-help genre fans will recognize, the author sprinkles in several inventive tidbits. For example, he encourages readers to tackle something they love first thing in the morning to help them get out of bed, and to get into the habit of thinking undertakings will be “easy” rather than impossible.
An optimistic manual that delivers some innovative tips along with familiar advice.