Is it practical?

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Re: Is it practical?

Post by serendipity 27 » 06 Nov 2018, 15:05

I feel that life is so unpredictable it is hard to categorize any specific event. No matter what you do you can't change a bad situation sometimes even with good intent and hard work.
Give me the courage to get through this week...or at least a big bar of chocolate :D

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Post by Power Onyango » 06 Nov 2018, 22:35

Yeah, the books content is simple and based on real life issues. That just makes it practicable.

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Post by thaservices1 » 07 Nov 2018, 13:14

I feel the ability to step back and change your own thought patterns is the most powerfully practical advise any self-help book can impart.
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Post by Kajori50 » 07 Nov 2018, 13:45

They are quite practical. However, we need to mould them to the situations as life is unpredictable, and we cannot have tailor-made solutions to everything.

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Post by sarahmarlowe » 08 Nov 2018, 15:43

FictionLover wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 06:58
It is practical, but you might not like some of the results.

I changed how I was handling a family situation based on the advice in the book. I felt someone was taking advantage of my time, and I put my foot down. This caused a huge fight and a rift in a family relationship that lasted for months. However, it seems that things are changing, so I guess the advice worked!
How brave of you! Confrontation can be scary, and it is especially scary when dealing with family. I hope things will continue to mend. Have you tried any more advice from the book in this particular situation?
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Post by CambaReviewer » 08 Nov 2018, 17:17

I think the advice given in the book is practical. However, like everything in life, one should not be very rigid and dogmatic about the advice in the bok. There is room for variation and altering the advice. One can understand the principle underlying the advice and vary the action to suit one's peculiar situation and circumstance.

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Post by FictionLover » 08 Nov 2018, 17:26

sarahmarlowe wrote:
08 Nov 2018, 15:43
FictionLover wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 06:58
It is practical, but you might not like some of the results.

I changed how I was handling a family situation based on the advice in the book. I felt someone was taking advantage of my time, and I put my foot down. This caused a huge fight and a rift in a family relationship that lasted for months. However, it seems that things are changing, so I guess the advice worked!
How brave of you! Confrontation can be scary, and it is especially scary when dealing with family. I hope things will continue to mend. Have you tried any more advice from the book in this particular situation?
I think that was the only thing I used, that I wasn't already doing.
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Post by Cher432 » 10 Nov 2018, 12:42

What I got from the book were suggestions on how to handle situations. If applied, they would probably work as there is sound logic behind every piece of advice given.

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Post by acremer » 11 Nov 2018, 00:08

I think that they are practical but they are different for everyone as everyone undergoes different circumstances. I also think that life is not as clear cut as he makes it out to be and sometimes it requires a lot more to get where you need to be then just to envision yourself there.

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Post by Manali_DC » 12 Nov 2018, 04:01

I think books like this can give you a general guideline and a feeling of positivity. They can never tell you exactly how to deal with your problems. However, he does give a practical approach to life, problems and success.

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Post by kdstrack » 12 Nov 2018, 13:48

Yes, the book is practical. You do not need to buy any expensive equipment or attend any classes. All the exercises are done in your head and heart. The person only needs to be willing to confront their own attitudes and work on changing their thinking patterns.

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Post by klbradley » 12 Nov 2018, 16:23

I've only just begun this one, but from what I can tell, the author's main point is that you have to take each situation as you want it, and let it become what you want out of it.
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Post by Radiant3 » 12 Nov 2018, 23:24

Yes, the advice is practical. Although the lessons are clear and practical that does not mean it is always easy to implement, especially in personal situations when emotions are involved.

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Post by raqstar1 » 13 Nov 2018, 08:10

One of the biggest practical applications for me was realizing when I take someone else's opinions into account before or above my own. That's something that occurs in everyday life. As I assume that most people want to fit in, being able to realize that your opinion counts is very important.
Life is your own story. Sometimes you need an off-ramp and that's where books come in! :techie-studyingbrown: :techie-reference:

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Post by klbradley » 13 Nov 2018, 08:30

raqstar1 wrote:
13 Nov 2018, 08:10
One of the biggest practical applications for me was realizing when I take someone else's opinions into account before or above my own. That's something that occurs in everyday life. As I assume that most people want to fit in, being able to realize that your opinion counts is very important.
Definitely a good point, and something I'd like to be more considerate about. I've been so bad with being a people pleaser that I often take my opinion or thought out of the view to think about others, and I wind up being the one in a bad position because of it.
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