As human beings, personal development is of key importance to our overall existence. We are extremely creative and intellectual learners, in which the sky is the limit in what we can teach ourselves to do. On that note, we should always remind ourselves of this and take full advantage of the opportunities that are (or aren't) around us. If those opportunities aren't there? Create them.
Recently, my yearning to learn more about this whole personal development thing got me researching. The end result? I came across an absolutely amazing book. Let me just say, I've never been the 'sit down to read a book' type of person...until now. I attribute that greatly to the most real, and humorously refreshing personal development book out there: 'You Are a Badass' by Jen Sincero.
“When we’re born, we have an instinctual understanding of some of the most important basics of life that includes, and goes way beyond, bending at our knees, instead of our lower backs, to pick a beer can up off the floor. We’re born knowing how to trust our instincts, how to breathe deeply, how to eat only when we’re hungry, how to not care about what anyone thinks of our singing voices, dance moves, or hairdos, we know how to play, create, and love without holding back. Then, as we grow and learn from the people around us, we replace many of these primal understandings with negative false beliefs, fear, shame, and self-doubt. Then we wind up in emotional and physical pain. Then we either numb our pain with drugs, sex, booze, TV, Cheetos, etc. Or we settle for mediocrity. OR we rise to the occasion, remember how truly mighty we are, and set out to relearn everything we knew at the beginning all over again.”
I promise I'm not lying when I say that I can't put this book down! Jen Sincero is an absolute gem, and I couldn't be more thankful that she wrote this literal badass book. She speaks the truth, and will make you feel much more sane for having particular thoughts, as well as fears, regarding your future success and dreams. With her hilarious stories, and inspiring advice, she shines a huge light on how it truly is possible to overcome those every day excuses. The second you start reading the first chapter you will literally want to stand up and shout, "Heck YEAH! I AM a motherf**** badass!" So please do yourself a HUGE favor and go read this book today!
Do you think personal development is of great importance?
Have you read any personal development books before?
If so, do you think you will read this book now?