Is it practical?

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Re: Is it practical?

Post by Jacci » 29 Nov 2018, 22:24

Theresam wrote:
19 Nov 2018, 13:13
I think the advice the author provides in the book is practical. I think his recommendations are helpful and easy to implement
👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 nice idea! If only it is easy to implement it within myself, sometimes so hard to make it a habit. Just smile to make it pretty cool.😀😄
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Post by Kelyn » 01 Dec 2018, 02:12

I haven't yet read the entire book but so far I think not. On one side, yes if you are ABLE to implement his advice it is practical. But as one respondent has commented above, life is unpredictable. It's all well and good to advise someone to "live their life with intention," but tell that to the single mother stuck in a dead-end job who can barely afford to put food on the table and for whom night school is only a pipe dream. Life is not only unpredictable, but it can also slam you down so hard that all the "intentions" in the world can't help you. Sorry to be so negative, but "fluffy" advice like this infuriates me.
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Post by Gemma_15 » 06 Dec 2018, 12:29

These teaching are quite practical. I should know. I was in therapy for years trying to better my life, granted I do have depression and anxiety to add to my list of issues, and these were the exact tactics that really made a difference in my life. It takes a while to get the hang of these techniques, but once you do, the change is obvious.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 06 Dec 2018, 14:17

This is truly practical book because our daily life activities and actions are based on the practical skills and not only on the thinkings. As this book provides the ways for the solution of the problems occuring in our day to day experiences so again we can say that it is a practial book.

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Post by Jillpillbooknerd » 09 Dec 2018, 21:26

Some of the advice seems practical and some does not. It really depends on the person. To me I felt that most of the advice was practical but I don't think that ever person could apply every piece of advice.

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Post by Mr Benji » 10 Dec 2018, 10:44

Nor all things read in books are practical, one just have to use wisdom to see which can work. Even in this case.


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Post by Theresam » 18 Dec 2018, 16:29

Sen_Suzumiya wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 06:42
I believe that every self-helping book has something to offer. Yes, most of the times we usually know the answer to our problems but sometimes we need someone else to describe to us what's going on inside our heads. Books like those don't have to give you the answer you need, or a recipe to overcome all your problems and obstacles. What they do is explain to you the way things work and the way your mind reacts to different situations so you can understand yourself better and the rest of the world. If we realize that I think every self-helping book would have something to offer to all of us.
I agree - I liked the advice the author provided in this book and I think it is intended to help the reader understand himself Better

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Post by Rodrigo Niguez » 19 Dec 2018, 02:01

I think the issues discussed in the book are highly practical. Difficulty arises in following them all the time.

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Post by edith38 » 19 Dec 2018, 18:02

The obvious answer (mostly because it's just so universal) is that it depends. People have a different way of learning. Some people learn from others mistakes, others read a book and find guidance from that and some do their own mistakes and learn from it (or not). It's not like they have discovered anything fundamentally new for this book. Lot of it is basic common sense things. However, occasionally it can be really helpful to have somebody write down the "obvious" and "everybody knows this" things so we can make the knowledge that indeed we already may have a bit more systematic.

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Post by cherrykarl » 20 Dec 2018, 02:22

At a quick glance, I would find it practical but it depends on how the person look at it or what one is going through. What we thought right is not always what it is for others. So it still depends on a person or how he/she will apply it. The first question would be: Is this something I can relate to? And if the answer is yes, then one can certainly use the author's advice. There's no harm in trying anyway. But like what I said, it STILL AND ALWAYS DEPENDS on a person.
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Post by Highly Favoured One » 25 Dec 2018, 15:47

It is practical to the extent that the reader understands and applies it. What works for one person may not necessarily work for the next person. The way the author handled one scenario doesnt mean that the reader will get the exact same results handling it that way. So, i think its a matter of applying it as per what is the actual situation on the ground.

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Post by LV2R » 30 Dec 2018, 22:53

There are many concepts in the book that we can put into practice if we choose to do so: Taking control of our thoughts, not making excuses for ourselves about why we do not succeed, making clear decisions about what you want to do, become, or achieve, accepting yourself and appreciate what you do have to name but a few.

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Post by NotJose » 01 Jan 2019, 13:22

I love this kind of books. This book pushes and encourages people to be brave to overcome their problems. It's a great book for people with low self-confidence.

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Post by preethijkumar » 04 Jan 2019, 05:26

Basically, every self help book is meant to be practical. Else, there isn't any real help offered. This book is definitely practical. Although, just like every other book it suffers widely on the monotonous advices as offered in most books.

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Post by Anthony__ » 04 Jan 2019, 06:31

I think the book is very practical. The author provided simplified directives to attaining success.

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