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How to Take charge of your Life Paperback – 1900

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam (1900)
  • ISBN-10: 0553228005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553228007
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,636,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr. on January 16, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Recognizing what you have control over and acting on that information can lead to fulfillment and satisfaction. All decisions are consequential in some way. The authors tell us "Making a decision is telling people who you are." You are revealed through the decisions you make.
Toward the middle of the book they discuss having an internal dialogue with yourself to determine who you really are. This is designed to help you evaluate which goals you consider to be worth pursuing. Living life is much more rewarding that simply passively existing. They note, "To be passively involved during most of your leisure time in fantasies--your own or somebody else's--could mean that your life is lacking in real satisfaction."
A person "creates" his or her own life by the decisions made on a daily basis. The mental choices lead to actions, actions lead to experiences, and cumulatively life progresses. Readers are encouraged to confront and overcome any mental assumptions that hold them back from living life the way it was meant to be lived.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William Bagley on September 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The book is a series of short condensed essays about the essentials of taking charge of your life and making it work. The book is very basic in a good way and has a poetic and contemplative feel to it. The book would be a good support for psychotherapy. It does not waste words but gets to the point. "Protect us from the power of victims" was an eye opener for me when I read it a long time ago and showed me how things are not always as they seem. The book starts with how we need to make decisions and how we reveal ourselves through our decisions. There are a lot of quotables like "How you feel about yourself throughout the day is life itself". There are some useful questions to ask yourself so that you can "introduce yourself to yourself". All in all, the book is a relatively quick and worthwhile read that will help you take charge of your life. It probably will not solve all your problems, but it will probably make them seem more manageable.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brett on December 19, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book back when I was twenty-four, and now at age forty-one, I still reap the benefits from the nuggets of wisdom passed on. This book was one of three books, the others being 'How to be Your Own Best Friend, and 'Celebrate Yourself' that truly changed my life and set me on the right track into adulthood. Every young adult should have a copy of this book!
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Q,A &R on January 5, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I don't recall it was mentioned that I will be getting a used copy when I bought the book "taking charge of your life", but when i received this book I was surprised to see that i was sent a used copy!
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