Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Most people who say they want to improve themselves never do anything about it. They wait for some outside force to magically make them a better person. I won't happen. Author Robert Glazer gives examples and concrete activities to undertake to improve, or rather, elevate ones self.
He talks about four elements of the self : spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional. He emphasises efforts in all four areas at the same time for a balanced growth.
It is clear to me that Mr. Glazer lives what he talks about. This is well thought out and supported by outside research from a wide variety of resources. He provides a bibliography for those who want to do further readings, and you will if you are planning to follow his activities. Though this is a slim volume, it contains a wealth of information and much that you will find yourself pondering. For example: what are your core values and your goals in life. Not only your career goals, but your personal goals. Do your goals match up with your values.
Now that I have read an e version, I am going to purchase a paper copy as I know I'll be coming back to this book again and again as I work my way through the suggested activities. One of my favourite is making a list of the 30 most significant people in my life. Each day of the month your are to pick one and have a meaningful contact with them. A phone call, email or letter, your choice.
Special thanks to my sister for recommending this book. She has been on Mr. Glazer's mailing list and read his Friday Forward message for quite some time.
I received and advanced reader copy of this book from Edelweiss and Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review.