Use each new challenge you face to improve your perspective on life. I just finished a pretty good book called Learning to Live by Shamarion Whitaker. It reminded me a lot of another book I just read, If I Knew Then What I Know Now. Basically, both authors encourage their readers to learn life’s little lessons from each experience in their lives. Never allow a trial to go by without taking something positive away from it. Something that will change and improve you as a person.
I could really identify with this book because there are times when I feel that I am my own worst enemy. I know that it’s really up to me to work on becoming the person I want to be. I can’t blame anyone for holding me back, just myself. I have fought over-sleeping almost my entire life, and am just now beginning to reap the benefits of getting up early every day, thanks to my husband. This book will help you pinpoint the areas in your not-so-perfect life that need addressed. Once you can identify your own personality defects, you can begin to do something to change them, by the grace of God. But until you acknowledge that you are in charge of your own growth, you will be stuck in your current state.
I truly enjoyed the fact that Ms. Whitaker didn’t coddle her readers. She pointed out several situations that people tend to create for themselves, and gave practical ideas about what they should do if they are wreaking havoc in their own lives. This book is great because it helps us take the responsibility off of others and learn to shoulder it ourselves. As long as we are waiting on others to change or our situation to change, we will be powerless to move forward. If, however, we choose to take steps to develop as people and citizens, we will truly begin to understand what it means to “fly.”
Note: In exchange for an honest review, the publisher provided a complimentary copy of this book through BookCrash®.