Is it practical?

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Re: Is it practical?

Post by KristyKhem » 02 Nov 2018, 16:57

The author's suggestions were practical. I think he gave sound advice. I think his words can motivate its readers to take action and change their life. However, it is only a book and at the end of the day, it is up to readers to actually commit to these actions (for example, standing up for oneself and embracing one's weaknesses).

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Post by Laura Del » 02 Nov 2018, 17:09

I hate to say this, but the authors advice I just common sense. I found it to be preachy and he just missed the mark entirely.
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Post by Georgia Lyonhyde » 02 Nov 2018, 19:21

Debjani Ghosh wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 00:21
I think the author's advice is practical. [...] For instance, the author emphasizes on focussing on your strengths, rather than your perceived weaknesses. This can be applied to oneself almost daily without requiring any practice sheet of a self-help book.
I think a lot of the teachings are common sense but we take that common sense for granted. Sometimes it takes for someone to spell out the lessons in order for you to apply the practical advice. For example, it goes without saying that focussing on strength is better than dwelling on the perceived weakness, but human nature is our downfall in many instances.
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Post by melissy370 » 02 Nov 2018, 19:33

The author's advice is practical. However, where he fails is not giving steps to do these things. For instance, how do I going about changing my thinking? It is easier said than done. He never gives ideas on how to go about it.

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Post by Thokchom Alice » 02 Nov 2018, 21:50

Like every self-guidebook, this book is practical to some extent. For example, the accounts of personal experiences may be helpful, if we take only the theme. But can't be exactly applied to a person's life, as everybody has different problems. Besides, life is very unpredictable.
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Post by Samuel Waragu » 03 Nov 2018, 04:31

The insight given in this book are helpful and practical. Putting them into practice however requires some form of courage including doing away with the words "yeah" and "buts"
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Post by Sirajuddin » 03 Nov 2018, 05:34

I think to a greater extent we can apply some of the rules the author discussed in this book and see the result.

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Post by Bavithra M » 03 Nov 2018, 08:32

I would definitely say the solution mentioned by the author in this book for the day today problems that we face in life is very helpful and practical.
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Post by cpru68 » 03 Nov 2018, 13:41

A book that emphasizes looking inward at self talk, the thought life and what we speak is practical. All of this can be done daily and instead of going through life on autopilot, we can self examine what is working and what isn’t. To me it’s like removing old items from the house for donation or to the garbage to make room for better. This book is a way to clean up what doesn’t help people achieve success and allow in what will.
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Post by Jsovermyer » 03 Nov 2018, 15:03

This book has practical common sense advice. But it only helps if you are willing to apply it. Most people who read the book will not make any changes to their lives.

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Post by sonya01 » 03 Nov 2018, 16:42

The thing I find with many books like this, is that the advice can sometimes seem a little simplistic. This is not “one size fits all” set of recommendations but more like guidelines to get us thinking differently about things. Everyone’s circumstances and capabilities are different. I think the advice is practical, but should be adapted to ourselves as individuals.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 04 Nov 2018, 08:11

It's practical to incorporate the advise bit by bit to avoid overcrowding one's mind. The personal stories the author added to the book also make his advice relatable, and readers can see that the author's words aren't far-fetched.
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Post by Fatima_Palacios » 04 Nov 2018, 22:02

I think it mostly depend in how you choose to take the advise, you can call them practical but most of them are just common sense. Of course every person is different and things that for some might seem simple for others are not so overall the advise is simple but effective.
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Post by chelhack » 05 Nov 2018, 16:59

Yes, I believe these methods a practical in everyday setting. I also feel that is why Author Mark L. Wdowak to such a strong straight forward approach in presenting this self-help guide. But, it is practical to the extint that we must take control and have control over our own lives. We must all crawl befor we walk and that is exactly how is is given in this book.
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Post by Juliar252 » 05 Nov 2018, 18:47

The advice is certainly helpful and honest, but it takes more than just motivation and inspiration to change your circumstances and influence your future. While I believe in the power of positive thinking, acting with intention, and never settling for excuses, there are instances in which you cannot change a bad situation regardless of your mindset.

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