2024 Reading Challenge

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

REVIEW for Take Charge Living

A big thank you goes out to Paula of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. for sending me this book!
TITLE: Take Charge Living
AUTHOR: Marion Krame Jacobs
GENRE: Self-Help
RATING: 3 Stars
Take-Charge Living: How to Recast your Role in Life...One Scene At a Time has an interesting message - if you wait to feel "absolutely ready" for change in your life - you might be waiting a very long time. This book basically tells you to "fake it until you make it" which is a premise that we are often told in 12 step groups. I was a little surprised to read this as the authors basically argue that by consciously changing something (even if it goes against the grain) your body and your spirit will eventually buy into it and will go with the flow - that the faking will actually become reality. I have mixed opinions about this - on some level, I do agree that it is a good idea to be more open to change - more willing to do something different, on the other hand, I find it incredibly challenging to do this. This book takes a detailed look at why we resist change - and why it is so hard for human beings to actually change. Interestingly enough, the comparisons of life are made against a backdrop of a play - which I thought worked very well to convey the messages. I did enjoy reading this book and it certainly brings another point of view to the subject of change and how to deal with it.

1 comment:

marion said...

Thanks for the nice review of my book. What I was saying about pressing yourself to change before feeling ready to change assumes that you know what you're currently doing does not work well for you. So, the challenge is to try something that you think should work better. If it does, and you stick with practicing it, the inherent reward makes you absorb it as part of yourself.
Marion Jacobs, Ph.D.

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