As A Man Thinketh
Assessment by Kula Aatoz Zodua (Liberia)
1. What is the main idea that the Author is trying to convey in this book?
The main idea that the Author put across in this entire text is the act of total mind set of an individual person; thus changing minds and changing attitudes. How one can transform his/her thoughts into a more positive light, in order to get a positive reward. The Author tries to make his reader understands that a man’s mind is much more like an input and output device, meaning, what a man perceive is what he is likely to achieve. When a man keep thinking on evil things, he will for sure indulge in evil act, but if a man tries as much as hard to think about things that are fruitful in thoughts and actions, he will lead a perfect and peaceful life.
On the other hand, he makes his reader to understand that man must control his thought and attitude, because the power of thought teaches one to weave in enlightenment and happiness. Leading our thought through fruitful means are indeed beneficiary, in that, it helps develop our self control, it improves our health-both mentally and physically, it helps us live in peace and harmony with our fellow human beings.
Moreover, it helps us see things from a different perspective, meaning, we are able to exercise much tolerance, patience and a free spirit towards helping others.
We must recognize, however, that we must be the change we want to se in the world, starting with our own inner spirit. It is proven that when you are at peace with yourself, you will definitely be at peace with others: when you love yourself, you will definitely extend love to others: also, when you start to love and show much interest towards your chosen goals, you will feel the joy of passing on to others. Others in turn will look up to you as a mentor.
Yes, we all do believe that we fall short because certain aspect of our lives are not functioning right; with this, we must examine ourselves carefully and stop shifting blames on others for our failures in life, instead we could strategize means and discover the hidden powers and possibilities within us; here by, building ourselves up in pure thoughts. When one is calm in spirit and is cheerful other people do rely on you greatly for guidance
To add, he sparks the rewards when one remold his/her character rand have great dreams. One must not dream in abstract and to make your dream a reality, one must practice self control continuously and build a bigger and better idea.
Finally, one thing I personally did noticed about the Author was his efforts in making man to fully understand and review himself, hereby, improving his inner spirit and doing all that is expected to be good of him.
2. What are the Seven Ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List the seven ideas follow by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use explanation for your own life.
1. “EVERY PERSON IS THE CAPTAIN OF THEIR FATE”—No doubt this statement has proven to be a natural truth. We as individuals need to improve our way of thinking. We must think positively and this will help us make wise decision towards improving our lives. We must look from within and find our own fulfillment. Then once we are comfortable we will be better equipped to deal with external problems. That which I’ve been doing of late, getting in touch with my inner spirit.
2. “DEFINING OURSELVES AS THE MASTER OF THOUGHT”—the way we define ourselves makes others to detect who we really are. We must have a purpose for living, thus attaching values to ourselves because any decision we make as individuals either affects lives positively or otherwise, and having a clear purpose and a free spirit will aid us in excelling to the top.
3. “HOW PATIENCE PAYS OFF”—Man must lift his thought and exercise much patience in achieving his goals. Goal setting requires much thinking, and one must be patient minded as it cometh. Like Calmness, patience is of the soul. Like the say, the road to success might seem rough and rocky but at the end lays the precious gift.
4. “MAKING SPACE FOR WHAT IS IMPORTANT”– One must have a clear idea as to what they really want in life. No matter how big or small we appear to be, it is only by our thoughts can our actions be determine. The mind should be filled with good thoughts, so as to help one perform greatly. Remember that how one think does mold their outer garment. Man suffers because of his bad thoughts and actions, so, it is important if we get in touch with ourselves and through this circumstance can be improved.
5. “BANISHING THE FEAR OF FAILURE AND DEVELOPING AN OPTIMISTIC ATTITUDE”—Anytime you feel overwhelmed or really stressed out and just feel like giving up or caving in, think about the alternative of having no body around to offer a little advise. All one can do is stand your ground and improve yourself, thus, starting with your inner self. These are times that we feel challenge to make a difference in our lives. We can only achieve more by putting more effort and thinking wisely.
6. “DO NOT DREAM IN ABTRACT”-Whether we have big dreams or little ones, you will never make a dream a reality if we can not be in touch with our inner self. Developing a calm and peaceful spirit enables one to live up to success. It is true that calmness is powerful, because when you are experiencing total calmness of the mind, you can better think and work on improving your daily life.
7. “THE SEARCH FOR EXCELLENCE”—everyone is naturally poised with the capacity to do something brilliantly, to do something they enjoy and get great pleasure from it; but before people can reward you suitably for your service you must first have to work tirelessly towards perfection, and working towards perfection is not a one time thing. With great effort, it comes gradually. One must first show less interest in things that serves as hindrance and maintain a kind spirit.
3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in practical will, both in your daily personal life and in helping you create a better world? If so, How?
* It makes me reaffirm that life is worth living only if I can live it well and right.
* It helps me value the importance of calmness of the soul
* It serves as a tool that I can use in changing my total mindset
* I would better think positively and work endlessly towards achieving my goals
* It would enable me visualize a peaceful world and live in peace and harmony with my fellow human.
* I can better serve as an example, thus inspiring others on how to live and experience a successful life, having benefited from these new lessons.
4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the Author made that practically got your attention. If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.
* “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”
* “Only by much searching and mining are Gold and Diamond obtained”
* “He that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh, it shall be open”
* “For only by Patience, Practice and Ceaseless opportunity can a man enter the door of the temple of knowledge”
* “Thought forces and mind element operate in the shaping of Character, Circumstance, and Destiny”
* “The outer condition of a person’s life will always be found to be related to his entire character”
* “Good thoughts bear good fruits, bad thoughts bad fruits”
* “Circumstance does not make a man, it reveals him to himself”
* “Men are anxious to improve their circumstance but are unwilling to improve themselves
* “The man who does not shrink from self-crucifixion can never fail to accomplish the object upon which his heart is set”
* “Man must cherish and practice the principles of a healthy living”
* “Man must trace his own mind and life, and until this is done, mere external facts can not serve as a ground for reasoning”
* “Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results”
* “A man is not rightly conditioned until he is happy, healthy, and a prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surrounding.
* Law not confusion, is the dominating principle in the Universe; Justice not injustice is the soul and substance of life; Righteousness, not corruption is the molding and moving force in the spiritual government of the world”
* “The world is your kaleidoscope, an the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moments it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your every moving thought”
* “Impure thought, even if not physically indulge will sooner shatter the nervous system”
* “Thought is the fount of action, life and manifestation make the fountain pure, and all will be pure”
* A sour face does not come by chance; it is made by sour thoughts”
* “As you can not have a sweet wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely in to your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and good will and serenity”
* “Until thought is linked with purpose there is not intelligent accomplishment”
* “Adding effort to effort, patience to patience, and strength to strength, will never cease to develop and will last grow divinely strong”
* “He who conquered doubts and fears has conquered failure”
* “Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force”
* “ All that a man achieve and all that he fails to achieve are the direct results of his own thoughts”
* “A strong man can not help a weaker unless that weaker is willing to be helped”
* “Spiritual achievement are the consummation of holy aspiration”
* “Victory attained by right thought can be maintained only by watchfulness”
* “All achievement, whether in the business, intellectual, or spiritual world, are the results pf definite directed thought”
* “He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much, he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly”
* “Cherish your vision; cherish your ideals”
* “The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream”
* “The vision that you glorify in your mind, the idea that you enthrone in your heart, this you will build your life by; this you will become”
* “Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom”
* Only the wise man, only he who thoughts are controlled and purified , make the winds and the storm of the soul obey him”
These statements are of great importance because it rejuvenates my spirit. Well, what is the expression again, “nothing well learned is a waste”, thank God, I have come across such wonderful material as a food for thought. These statements improve my way of thinking and help me fully understand my true potentials and how I can make my dreams a reality.
Having learned how to govern myself, I fully understand how to adapt myself to situations and my surrounding. It helps me practice tolerance and teaches me how to build my own little peaceful world.
5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are clear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and, if so, why?
I do understand everything that was written in this book, it came in plain English and as a simple tool for better living. After reading the book on countless occasions, I can better under the importance of changing my mind set.
6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete, If so, did you complete all the exercises and did you find them helpful.
Well, exercises in other forms, yes. What I considered as an exercise was basically the knowledge which was gained by the reader and was left to be practical. Those were facts of our everyday living and by just putting those to practice will help in every given situation.
7. Was there anything you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.
Actually many new ideas were covered. What I would like to add is that, we as individuals must value and respect the rights of others. Gun Kill, but hatred destroys us the most. The least a man can do is show love and respect to all, regardless of race or gender.
Please Rate the Following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.
1. How interesting was it to read? 9
2. How helpful were the contents? 10
3. How easy was it to understand? 8
4. Would you recommend it to others? 10
5. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Assessment By Kula Aatoz Zodua (Liberia)
1. What is the main idea that the Author is trying to convey in this book?
The main idea that the Author is trying to convey in this book is typical of what we as individuals encounter in our every day’s life. Jonathan Livingston Seagull started with little knowledge which he explores greatly. He wanted to fly so much and with time he did work towards it. What the Author is portraying is also basically the challenges that one must overcome in order to reach to the top.
Firstly, Jonathan ideas were different from that of other gulls, he was in this alone, he believe that with continuous practice he would soon learn to fly; which of course is true-through continuous practice the impossible becomes possible. He was in this alone, he could not look up to anyone for advice or encouraging remarks, all he got was statements that made him felt like quitting the idea of flying.
It was believe that gulls were not meant to fly, and the main reason they fly just a little is to search for food. That was a limited thought which could only be broken by looking beyond the limited zones and breaking all chains that serves as hindrance.
The truth is a quitter never wins and a winner never quits, with self assurance one can beat all odds that obstruct and, Jonathan did believe in himself; he failed on several occasions but did not stop trying. In times of situation like these which requires tough decision making, mostly when it comes to pursuing your chosen career or worthy idea, the best thing one can do is practice inner self control and build up your self development.
Secondly, in pursuit of his ideas through endless practice sections he discovered new talents and was good at it. At time when one feels abandon and is been consider as the stepping stone by almost everybody around, you are left with the feeling of self pity and you decline automatically in spirit. These are time when one must encourage oneself, because with time all wounds will be healed and you will then become a brand new being again.
For Jonathan, it was just the same, he did not stop flying because he was labeled an outcast, neither did he rebel when he was banished. Instead he flew off and found himself a new life. And with time found a place to call his home. It requires tough decision making when one is force to leave the only place he has ever know as home, going into the world alone and finding a different life can be so much challenging; and one must build a spirit that lead and conquered.
In spite of Jonathan new learning he acquired over time, he was still eager to learn new ideas and improve on the old ones. He did not boast of knowing it all, neither did he boast of being the master of the universe when it comes to flying. In plain truth, he work without seasons to excel, but that was not the overriding factor; the point is, an idea that is learnt and kept within is buried with time. Our greatest joy is passing on to others what we have learned. It brings joy when one come to realize that he/she has become a success and is later able lend a hand in improving others lives. Knowledge must not be distributed in piece meal to others less endures; it must be given in whole, because at the end you get rewarded and your name lives on.
Moreover, it is necessary that we pay evil with good. The good or evil man does lives after him. One must always remembered his roots, thus, going back and making some changes, so that others can be save from being a victim of same circumstance.
2. What are the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List the seven ideas follow by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal explanation for your own life?
The seven ideas that were most important were:
“PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT”—there is nothing more like trying; going to the extreme by doing the extra ordinary brings forth a prize that is so much rewarding. I do believe that, in order for me to become a success, I must lift my vision and inner spirit high, here by, learning new ideas.
“THE BENEFIT OF PRACTICING INNER PEACE”—at times, some situation are worth bearing the prize; backing off when situation becomes challenging is no option. Practicing inner self-control and help us over come our fear of the unknown. I do not in any way feel limited by nature now that I practice inner peace on a daily basis.
“EXHIBITING GREAT EFFORT IN OVERVOMING OUR LIMITATION”—with great effort we can break our limitation zone. Also, when a particular surrounding is not suitable for ones growth and development he/she must relocate to a better area. It is better to find solace where you are welcome than to force comfort where you are not welcome, this can only be done by great determination.
“A CHANCE TO LEARN AND PASS ON TO OTHERS”—one must always be willing to learn and passed on to others what has been learned. My greatest purpose in life is to help others in so many ways, and I find it very helpful when one passed on a gift of learning to another, thus giving them a chance.
“WHAT ONE PERCIEVE IS WHAT ONE IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE”—we must improve our train of thought because lack of understanding leads to dead fate. Whatever I hope to achieve I first show a sign of interest, which is a fine start. On the other hand, we must associate ourselves with people who share similar goals as ours. With this, we can better have mentors and be mentors. We can learn and share success stories while incorporating new methods.
“THERE NO WHERE LIKE HOME”—home will always be home, once you are from there, there is an attachment which bounds you to home always. Going back and offering a gift or two is the greatest gift ever.
“ONE MUST LEARN TO LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS”—love is one key that can be use to transform the universe. When people show hatred towards you, the best thing one can do is show them excessive love. You always end up a winner, because you will always be at peace.
3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in practical will, both in your daily personal life and in helping you create a better world? If so, How?
* I will realize my full potentials
* I will learn to love others
* I will change my minds and attitudes towards situations
* It will improve my self development
* It will help me exercise much patience
* It will better help me define myself and strive for excellence
4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the Author made that practically got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they where important to you.
Sure, there were statements which got my attention and I could not help but penned them down, thus reciting them as a mantra.
* “There is a reason to life”
* “We can’t lift ourselves out of Ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of Excellence”
* “Boredom, Fear and Anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short”
* “With half the effort, I’ll get twice the speed, twice the performance of my best days o Earth”
* “To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is, one must began by knowing that you have already arrived”
* “It always works, when you know what you are doing”
* “Keep working on Love”
* Your whole body is nothing more than your thought itself”
* Try to understand what you really are and try to practice”
* “By the right choice and true application of thought, man ascend to the devine perfection, by the abuse and wrong application of thought he descends below the level of the beast”
* “Man is their maker and master”
* “Man is the master of thought, the molder of character, and the maker and shaper of condition, environment and destiny”
* “Only by much searching and mining are gold and silver obtain”
* “Learn to forgive and go back and make them know”
* “Precision flying is a step towards expressing our real nature”
* “Knowledge has always been here to be learn by anybody who wanted to discover it”
These statements are of great importance. Firstly, we were all born free and equal therefore, we should be given a chance to make manifest our true potentials. We can be free; we can all learn our own little pace of success. I do believe that, there is so much more to life than fighting or exchanging hatred. Life is not meant to be wasted, but lived wisely, because every minute counts. These quotes came in pure truth, every word serves as a nourishing tool for the mind and spirit, and I feel like making them a part of me every time I read them. I also use them to get others to fully understand why a peaceful living is important. I’ve come to realize that when one apply great effort and show much interest in becoming a success, it comes with time; because self confidence develops the mind, body and soul.
5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are clear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so, why?
Well, this book was quite educative and informative, but I do disagree with the Author when he added to his text that “there is no such place as heaven”. As a believer, I do believe heaven is real and that it is a place yet to see; besides, it is where God sets his throne. It is true that we can build our own little heaven; this comparison is a unique one because heaven is peaceful. So, if one builds his own heaven, he is therefore going to live in peace and harmony with others, where in, he exercises much love, respect and tolerance towards his fellow man, and there by been a happy person.
6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete, if so, did you complete all the exercises and did you find them helpful?
Yes, the book did contain exercises for its reader to complete. The book left the reader with a clear understanding on how to manifest love and work effortlessly to attain our true potentials. The task is daunting yet challenging, because with the rightful approach one can exceed to the highest peak. It is left with the individual person to explore these new lessons and ideas; because it shows the pathway and simple method in overcoming our fears, that which is Love and Perseverance. The lessons learned are very much helpful, and it transforms my mood at every given application.
7. Was there any thing you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.
Well, a lot more ideas were covered, but we must first understand that getting in touch with our inner spirit is the most important way to rejuvenate ourselves, it helps a whole lot. It improves our inner peace, which will gradually lead to global peace. We can share love and master tolerance. Giving others the chance is a start of great achievement, so let us role up our sleeves and lend our service where necessary.
Please Rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.
1. How interesting was it to read? 10
2. How helpful were the contents? 9
3. How easy was it to understand? 9
4. Would you recommend it to others? 9
5. What is the over all rating you would give it? 10
Assessment by: Kula Aatoz Zodua (Liberia)
1. What is the main idea that the Author is trying to convey in the book?
The main idea that was convey by the Author is the means on how individuals can re-program themselves for positive results, by learning to walk from a frustrated world to a more organize and new world through confidence backed by inner self development. He strives as much as hard to make his reader comprehend the fact that in order to gain true enlightenment, one must face situations with a positive mind set; regardless of how bad or good and incident might appear.
2. What are the seven ideas that were most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples for your own life.
The seven ideas that were most important by judgment are as follow:
i. DISCOVERING THE REAL SELF: I think when one is able to obtain full insight or knowledge on exhibiting an inner confidence it will aid in building a high self-esteem, which quite frankly helps in maintaining a prominent exterior attitude. Realizing the truth about me is most important in my personal life due to the fact that I have always been a person who allows instances dictates my life. This happened because I had an inner fear that impeded my progress. I thought to myself that it was time for a change; a time that I discover my true potentials and hold high my self-esteem. With this, I was able to transform my fear to success by living a life of silence, in which I took time and visualize my inner potentials, thus leaving me in a perfectly calm and peaceful state.
ii. HUMAN AS CREATOR OF THEIR OWN LIFE EXPERIENCE: As humans we have all evidence to furnish reasons for hope, reason is, we are all made in the image and likeness of God and must make manifest the given power that is within. It is wise that we develop a positive mental attitude, encouraging ourselves, hereby leaving room for disappointment, but without dwelling on past failures. I have been exceptionally blessed in this regard; I have held my beliefs and hopes for success high. There was a time in my life that I would consider as my own rainy season, with heavy storms and lightening. One of the things I would like to lament on is the difficulties I encountered through staying in College.
I left the walls of high school 2005, with the intention of going straight to College. I was successful to have gained admission into University at the end of that same year. I started school fine but could not complete even the first semester because of financial difficulties. I dropped out of college that same semester and did not have the chance to enroll until after four consecutive years (can you imagine!). During that time, which I would not sum up as my leisure time, I was busy volunteering with several organizations and had been taking advantage of some online and offline capacity building programs, thus gaining recognition for my outstanding work as a young activist. I reenter College 2009 but started experiencing same. I pray without season and held my hopes high. By God’s divine intervention, I managed to stay in school by working late night, it is hectic and tiring but I’m coping. I am saying this to mean, as individuals, we must have mind over matters and pray for the best. We must be courageous and have definite hopes; if one looses hope one might even dream of committing suicide, which is never the best option.
iii. HOW TO LIVE MORE ACTIVELY: It is true that we live in an extremely noisy world but one can stay maintain an equilibrium state. I believe that in order to liberate oneself and live a more fulfilling life one must always be in a state of perfect endurance, where he/she will acquire firm foundation in maintaining a good inner spirit for the sake of the world; in bringing about global peace which starts from within. I personally live an active life by getting myself involved in the reformation of my society and by promoting sustaining developmental programs.
iv. TRAINNING YOUR MIND THROUGH MEDITATION: We fight war with each other outside, but the real war is within, we are rebelling a whole ocean of negativity; we must be acutely aware of the benefits of training the mind, as inner peace comes through a complete relaxation of the mind which is at the center of the body. The beauty of meditation works, it enhances one performance and it’s the cheapest cure ever. I was experiencing a bundle of nerves and did take everything personal, even if it meant otherwise, which left me in a shadow state. I started meditating with little hope of gaining enlightenment, but it has turned otherwise, as it has change my inner and outer being; leaving me in a more tranquil state and allowing me share excessive loving kindness.
v. OUTER APPEARANCE SPRINGS FROM INWARD: It is often said that what we perceive as individuals is sure to happen. It is best we ease up tension in a situation before taking necessary actions; building oneself esteem doesn’t happen over night nor come by chance, it takes daily effort. The outward changes of my life, results from my change of thoughts, by purposefully applying my imagination techniques.
vi. HOW ONE CAN BE GOAL ORIENTED: Being goal oriented is also the start of achievement. In setting goals, one must set worthwhile goals and use a systematic approach in obtaining those set goals. I set goals and work towards them steadily, that which I consider as a unique approach. It is best we create a clear mental picture of what we so desire, because the power of thought becomes more powerful when n a clear mental picture is instilled.
vii. TURNING STUMBLING BLOCKS INTO STEPPING STONES: We are face with difficulties which come as trials that could be transforming and learned from. Suffice it to say that when face with difficulties in life, the best thing one can do is stay compose and see that as a chance for a new start, as every failure stories has its own moral lesson.
3. How will these ideas or lesson help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so how?
These new ideas will encourage me and expand my efforts in bringing out the goodness in myself and that of others. I strongly believe that when practice on a daily basis, it will help me develop the thirst to work harder in order to achieve my objectives and improve my performance in achieving my goals. In this light, I will show more compassion, tolerance and a welcoming spirit towards others, hereby, leaving me with a basic good habit which includes respect, patience and discipline. In addition, it provides a necessary prerequisite for establishing goals of success and having a clear mental picture of what I truly desire.
4. Are there any statements which the Author made that practically got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.
There were many statements that caught my attention:
• “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dare believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances”
• “Understanding the Psychology of the self can mean the difference between success and failure, love and hate, bitterness and happiness”
• “The person who perceives himself to be a failure type person will find some way to fail, inspite of all his good intensions and his will power, even if opportunity is literally dumped in his lap. The person who conceives himself to be a victim of injustice , or “who was meant to suffer,” will invariably find circumstances to verify his opinion”
• “Our trouble lies in our self image or our won evaluation of ourselves”
• “A knife in itself has no magical powers, it could be used on one person to inflict a scar and on another to erase a scar with the same psychological result”
• “Wealth, Success, Power and Celebrity are not guarantee of happiness and peace of mind than surgical improvement of one’s personal appearance flaw”
• “There is in each one of us a life instinct, which is forever working toward health, happiness and all that makes for more life for the individual”
• It is apparent that even the most civilized among us have an inner craziness, a potential for irrationality with which we must centered”
• “When your self image is solid, you can go from one prospect to the next, regardless of the poor reception you get”
• “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission”
• “Don’t tolerate for a minute the idea that you are prohibited from any achievement by the absence of inborn talent or ability. This is a lie of the grandest order, and excuse of the saddest kind”
• “If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”
• “Humans of all creatures are more than creative; they are also creators, with imagination or imaging ability”
• “You can imagine your future”
• “To carry on a successful business a man must have imagination”
• “Even though real life has no set lines to be recited like a stage play, rehearsal practice will help you to add lib and react spontaneously to whatever situation you find yourself in because you have practice reacting spontaneously”
• “A strong mental picture can pull you toward success, even when you have no logical argument for it”
• “The fundamentality tells us that man’s chief purpose and reason for living is to glorify God,” and the Humanists, tell us that man’s primary purpose is to express himself fully”
• “Every person on the face of this earth is inferior to some other person or persons”
• “There are no fixed standards common to everybody else, every body else is compose of individuals, no two of whom are alike.
• “Stop measuring yourself against “their” standards, you are not “them” and can never measure up. Neither can “they” measure up to yours-nor should they”
• “Glance at negative but focus on the positive”
• “We must find opportunities and environments where we can operate without fear or inhibition, to prove our competence to our self images”
• “Nothing succeeds like Success”
• “Our assumption of a future goal which sometimes we can not see, is what dictates our “present action” and our practical conduct”
• “The essence of creativity is looking forward towards goal”
• “We age not by years, but by events and our emotional reactions to them”
• “Looking forward brings us new life and more life”
These quotes serve as a motivational tool in m daily life, every line appears to open a multiple options for resolution. It leaves me with the fact that my mind moves faster than my body, as a result I can better analyze things relatively from a positive point of view, and thus allowing me remain plan and organize my goals before embarking on it.
5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are clear about, or are there idea which you disagree with and, if so, why?
Everything in the book did appear clear than I expected. After reading it on three different occasions, I believe that I can use it as a key reference and teaching guide.
6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them useful?
The book did contained a lot of exercises, I must admit that all of the Prescriptions and Mental Training exercises were both challenging and rewarding; I continuously practicing them so as to allow it becomes a part of my daily life practices. I followed these set rules and can now visualize my goals and any endeavor before taking plans into actions.
7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous question?
By my standards everything I lay emphasis on was covered. Basically, I would like to call what I notice as repeated thought, right from the knowledge presented to the success stories of others who put in place those mechanisms; but I have come to conclusion that this was done so as to allow the reader fully comprehend the material presented, and see it as a means of incorporating it in their personal life, the approach was quite interest.
A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 8
D. Would you recommend it to others? 9
E. What is the over all rating you would give it? 10