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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Motivational Spirit : How to Keep Yours Solid as a Rock!" by Robert Kirby.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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"Motivation is not only a personal characteristic but also a relationship between your needs and values and the environments that satisfy them."

Robert Kirby provides examples of motivation in action and offers insights and guidelines for setting, utilizing, and achieving goals in Motivational Spirit: How to Keep Yours Solid as a Rock! He reveals the nature of motivation, strategies for building confidence, and identifies different types of goals. Using the M.A.P.S acronym, Kirby explains the process of creating goals. He provides evidence that stress and anxiety are barriers to attaining goals and tools for guarding against over-arousal. Kirby asserts the influence our thoughts have over performance and discusses strategies for acquiring positive self-dialogue. He also addresses the impact of positive thinking and positive anticipation. Throughout the book, Kirby includes inspirational stories from those who have realized their dreams, ranging from high school athletes to Olympic medalists.

With 174 pages, this motivational resource is a relatively quick read that is well-written, professionally edited, and packed with practical advice. Kirby's writing style is informal and conversational. He presents information clearly by utilizing the concept of "chunking," a simplified process for learning or memorizing. The book also includes a detailed list of references, motivational word puzzles, and a small gallery of photographs featuring picturesque California scenery.

I most liked the inspirational stories and case studies that illustrated the benefits of consistently staying motivated. Kirby's insights are reinforced by motivational strategies that not only apply to professional tennis players and Olympic athletes but can benefit high school competitors and college scholarship recipients. "The reality is that each day we take a step toward reaching goals, remain the same, or take a step back." I also appreciated the author's upbeat attitude; his background as a personal trainer and health coach is evident.

Fortunately, I don't usually judge books by their covers. However, the cover was my least favorite feature of the book--if I were browsing in a bookstore, I probably wouldn't have selected it. The author exemplified his creativity throughout the book, and I felt there were better ways to emphasize his fitness other than the shirtless photo.

Even so, I'm pleased to rate the book 4 out of 4 stars. My dislike for the cover didn't detract from my overall reading enjoyment, and the book provides a wealth of information. I recommend it to readers who want to activate their motivational skills and strengthen goal setting. It will also appeal to athletes and those interested in healthy lifestyles.

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Great review. You make the book sound really interesting. I look out for it, I really need motivation at this point in my life.

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Nyambura Githui wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 06:02
Great review. You make the book sound really interesting. I look out for it, I really need motivation at this point in my life.
Thank you. I hope you enjoy the book.

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Positivity is essential in ordef for us to survive and eventually accomplish our goals. As it sounds on the review, the book seems appeaing to me because I use to play tennis although I am not so focused with it.

The author himself is a successful coach, a plus point for me. It is one guarantee that he wasn't fooling around givin advices to the audience without experience or prior knowledge.

I think this is a must read. Thanks for the great review!

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IamShing wrote:
17 Mar 2019, 09:58
Positivity is essential in ordef for us to survive and eventually accomplish our goals. As it sounds on the review, the book seems appeaing to me because I use to play tennis although I am not so focused with it.

The author himself is a successful coach, a plus point for me. It is one guarantee that he wasn't fooling around givin advices to the audience without experience or prior knowledge.

I think this is a must read. Thanks for the great review!
You're welcome. Thanks for your comment.

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My pleasure 😚
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I'm glad that there were inspirational stories and case studies to back up what the author was saying. That definitely makes a difference in a book. Sounds like the author has a lot of wisdom to share. Thanks!
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Every now and then I need a pick me up to get or keep me motivated. thanks for the review, I may turn to this next time!
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kandscreeley wrote:
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I'm glad that there were inspirational stories and case studies to back up what the author was saying. That definitely makes a difference in a book. Sounds like the author has a lot of wisdom to share. Thanks!
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Every now and then I need a pick me up to get or keep me motivated. thanks for the review, I may turn to this next time!
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This sounds great. I really believe keeping my mind and self-criticism in check is much more fruitful in terms of staying motivated. You found a good motivational manual! They can be hard to find. A beautiful review, as usual.
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Eva Darrington wrote:
18 Mar 2019, 19:58
This sounds great. I really believe keeping my mind and self-criticism in check is much more fruitful in terms of staying motivated. You found a good motivational manual! They can be hard to find. A beautiful review, as usual.
I agree with your thoughts about self-criticism, Eva. I appreciate your comment.

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thanks for this good review
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IamShing wrote:
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thanks for this good review
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